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Walmart employees wrapped kids in blankets, tried to comfort them after Glen Carbon fire

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Skyzoom4 over fatal house fire in Glen Carbon on Dogwood Lane Thursday (Credit: KMOV) Skyzoom4 over fatal house fire in Glen Carbon on Dogwood Lane Thursday (Credit: KMOV)

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – After the fire broke out at a home on Dogwood Lane in Glen Carbon Thursday, some of the children went to a nearby Walmart, where employees helped them.

Scott Manion, who works at the store, said four of the children were dressed in their pajamas, some with no socks and shoes, when they arrived. He said the children were crying and quite upset.

 “The only thing I had on my mind at the time was to make sure that they were comfortable and that they were warm,” Manion said. “I figured as to what was going on, that would have to be left to police and fire department to find out what was going on. We were just trying to comfort them until family members came to get ‘em.”  

When the children arrived at the store, one of the employees called 911 to report the fire. Workers at the store also wrapped the children in blankets and tried to comfort them.

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