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ST. LOUIS MO Aug 25 2011 An alert security guard at the Riverbend high rise apartments at 4720 South Broadway helped minimize the damage of a Tuesday evening fire by quickly locating the blaze and starting an evacuation of the building, the fire department said.
No one was hurt in the 5:30 p.m. fire, which damaged a third-floor apartment in the building that overlooks the Mississippi River near Interstate 55. The blaze started in the bedroom of a unit, fire department Capt. Dan Sutter said. No one was in the apartment when the fire started. The cause is not yet known.
When the building’s fire alarm began to sound, the security guard used the building’s computerized system to locate the origin of the fire, called 911, then ran to the third floor, where he knocked on doors and helped residents safely evacuate.