Woman killed in O’Fallon fire identified - KMOV.com


Woman killed in O’Fallon fire identified

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O'FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A woman killed in an overnight fire on Monday morning in O'Fallon, Missouri has been identified.

The victim has been identified as 68-year-old Sharon Crader of O'Fallon.

Four others were transported to the hospital.

Fire crews were called to the scene of the fire, County Life Drive, around 1:00 a.m. Monday morning. The fire's location was just north of Interstate 70, just east of Main Street. 

Two people who were inside the home were transported to the hospital, along with two O'Fallon Police officers who responded to the scene. The officers attempted to get to those occupants inside the home, but aborted their efforts after sustaining smoke inhalation injuries, O'Fallon Police said.

The conditions of those taken to the hospital is not known at this point, with the exception of one who has been released from the hospital.

The two officers who sustained smoke inhalation injuries were also transported to the hospital and have been released.

Authorities said there were three people total in the home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. 

The fire chief also said that while the fire was a quick "knock down", their crews had trouble with the first fire hydrant. The chief said it was not working and the crews had to use a second source. 

The Fire Marshall has been called to investigate the scene. The O'Fallon Police Department's Criminal Investigations Section is also investigating. 

News 4 will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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