61-year-old man found dead in South County fire


St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson detectives are currently investigating a house fire in the South County Precinct which resulted in the death of an adult male in the 3500 block of Eileen Ann Drive Monday.

On Dec. 5, at approximately 1:35 a.m., St. Louis County Police officers from the South County Precinct responded to a call for service for a residential fire alarm activation in the 3500 block of Eileen Ann Drive. Responding officers observed heavy smoke coming from the residence.

Preliminary investigation has revealed the fire to be accidental at this time.

Responding fire personnel located an adult male, 61, deceased in the basement of the residence.

The investigation is very active at this time.

Additional information will be disseminated by police as it becomes available.