Photos: Fire At St. Louis Boarding House Leaves Several People Homeless

St. Louis Battalion Chief Jim Wiseman said the fire was confined to a first-floor apartment, but due to the damage, all the residents would have to move out. One resident, Charles Davis, 70, said he heard a large "boom" from the apartment next to his and then smoke and heat forced him out the back way. Davis said five or six people lived in the house. 

Photos by J.B. Forbes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch