Fire claims lives of two adults, one child in Metro-East; firefi - KMOV.com

Fire claims lives of two adults, one child in Metro-East; firefighters pitch into help family

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EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - -

Authorities in East St. Louis are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of two adults and a child.

According to officials, some family members were able to escape the fire that fully engulfed the home. However, Kendra Williams, 27, Chantez Reynolds, 32, and Jayden Harris, 4, were unable to make it out of the house.

The fire marshal said the cause of the fire is unknown, but does not believe it is suspicious.

The fire happened at a home in the 2000 block of North 43rd Street before 1 p.m. Sunday.

East St. Louis firefighters will be at various locations collecting donations for the family.

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