FLORISSANT – Additional charges will be filed against a man accused of setting a fire after a 16-year-old boy rescued from the burning home died.
Florissant Police say the boy died at a hospital where he was being treated for smoke inhalation after the fire in the St. Louis suburb.
The fire was reported in Florissant around 3 a.m. Friday. Police were unable to enter the burning home when they arrived, but firefighters with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District rescued the boy who was in critical condition.
A man who lives on the same block where the fire happened has been charged with arson.