Mother and 2 children escape major house fire in South City - KMOV.com

Mother and 2 children escape major house fire in South City

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Fire crews on the scene of a fire that caused extensive damage to three homes in South City. (Credit: KMOV) Fire crews on the scene of a fire that caused extensive damage to three homes in South City. (Credit: KMOV)
News 4 on the scene of a house fire that broke out in South City. (Credit: KMOV) News 4 on the scene of a house fire that broke out in South City. (Credit: KMOV)
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A mother and two of her children escaped a house fire before fire crews arrived Wednesday afternoon. 

The fire broke out in the 4100 block of Schiller Pl. around 1 p.m. Officials said the fire also caused two neighboring homes to catch fire, leaving three homes with damage. 

Residents along the block say the home where the fire started was owned by two brothers.  Some speculated they appeared to be moving out earlier this week after some notice was posted on the door.

The house next door is where the mother and children escaped.

"Once it hit that house, the house went up in 2 or 3 minutes," said Sharon Llewellyn.

There is no immediate word on what caused the fire.

Click here for the fundraising page set up to raise money to help the family.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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