The parents of two young children will serve a year of probation with fines for leaving drugs and liquor within the children’s reach in their Creve Coeur apartment.

Officials said all four and the children’s grandmother likely would have died in the smoke filling the residence from a kitchen fire last January had a neighbor not rescued them.

Tiffany Mobley, 26, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the life of a child. Nicholas Craig, 25, did the same on Feb. 14.

A felony charge of aggravated battery against Mobley was dismissed. She allegedly spat on a police officer after her rescue.

The parents and Bridget Craig, 45, were “highly intoxicated” and apparently asleep the night of Jan. 26 when food in a frying pan atop a lit stove burst into flames, according to a prosecutor’s court affidavit.

Travis May, 51, a neighbor in the two-story building at 310 Hawthorne Court, told police he smelled smoke, saw it curling through the family’s doorway and heard nothing in response to his knocks. He broke in to find all inside asleep in their rooms.

May put the pan in the sink to douse the flames, then found and helped evacuate the residents, including the children ages 2 and 4. The three adults initially couldn’t recall the fire or how they got out of the apartment, the affidavit stated.

The fire would have spread to the kitchen’s cabinets within a few minutes, the same amount of time remaining before the residents “would have been overcome with smoke,” said village Fire Chief Brad Gill.

Inside the apartment, including in rooms where the children slept, police found marijuana, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia and liquor, the affidavit stated. No drug-related charges were filed in the case.

Bridget Craig fell and Mobley stumbled as they held the children outside the building. Mobley spat at an officer when he placed her in a squad car for her protection, the affidavit stated.