EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV) -- An early morning fire in East St Louis claimed the lives of a woman in a wheelchair and her adult daughter.
Fire officials say they were called to the home on the 1300 block of North 37th St at about 12:30 this morning.
Family members identified the victims as Bertha May, 70, and Rosie May, 51.
Neighbors say they tried to break windows and knock down doors to rescue the victims but the smoke inside was too thick.
Fire officials say they haven’t found a cause for the fire.