16-year-old killed in East St. Louis house fire

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 9 at 8:36 PM

EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Investigators are trying to determine what caused a deadly house fire in East St. Louis on Saturday morning.

The fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of North 79th St. around 8 a.m.

Officials said a 16-year-old male was killed in the fire, while seven other people were able to escape the home without injury.

Fire officials have not said what may have sparked the blaze.

Check KMOV.com for the latest updates as more information is released.

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