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Fire crews rescue two people from residential care facility in St. Charles County

Fire crews rescue two people from residential care facility in St. Charles County

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY — Firefighters rescued two people from their beds and helped evacuate more than 30 others from the Harvester Residential Care Facility early Tuesday.

One person was taken to a hospital after suffering smoke inhalation following the 1 a.m. fire at the care facility, at 35 Lillian Drive in unincorporated St. Charles County.

Skip Stephens, fire chief of the Cottleville Fire Protection District, told KTVI that 37 residents were evacuated safely. He said the two-alarm fire started outside and spread to the attic.

Authorities have not released the cause of the fire.

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