Four people killed in St. Joseph duplex fire - KMOV.com

Four people killed in St. Joseph duplex fire

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- The bodies of two infants have been recovered from the scene of a duplex fire that also killed two other people in northwest Missouri.

St. Joseph Fire Department inspector Rob Blizzard says the babies' bodies were found around 1 p.m. Monday on the bottom floor of the duplex. He says they were believed to have fallen from the second floor of the residence when it collapsed.

Firefighters were called just after 3 a.m. Monday. They found the bodies of a woman believed to be a grandmother and a 14-year-old girl upstairs.

Two people believed to be the parents of the children were able to escape.

St. Joseph police Sgt. Gary Murphy says the fire is being treated as a crime scene because there were multiple victims.

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