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Trust fund set up for sole survivor of St. Charles house fire

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV) -- A trust fund has been established through US Bank for the 11-year-old sole survivor of a deadly St. Charles fire that killed a mother, father, daughter and son early Tuesday morning.

According to the St. Charles Fire Department the fire took place at a split level home in the 500 block of Elmhurst around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Reports say when crews arrived on the scene the home was fully engulfed in flames. A young child was reported to have escaped from a window of the home when fire crews arrived.

Authorities said a family of five lived in the home. All five people were transported to the hospital shortly after the fire broke out.

The father, 27-year-old Cameron Gresham, and his daughter, 2-year-old Maren Gresham, both died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The 30-year-old mother, Lauren Zwilling, died Wednesday morning. Quentin Gresham, 8, died early Thursday morning.

Dominic Zwilling, 11, is now listed in serious condition.

Two firefighters were injured on the scene, one suffered from heat issues and the other an ankle injury.

Fire crews do not have any information on what may have caused the fire at this time. They believe the fire started on a kitchen island. It appears to be an accident but is still under investigation. There were six smoke detectors in the home. At least one worked, two were non-functioning, and the status of the other three was unclear due to fire damage.   

If you'd like to help, Dominic's father has set up a trust fund for donations. The account is called the "Robert Dominic Zwilling Trust Fund." You can make a donation at any US Bank location.

You can also donate non-monetary items at One Way Construction, 4348 Rider Trail North, Earth City, MO.

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