Fire kills 8, including 6 children, in Chicago

(Credit: KMOV)

The body of a missing man was found while crews battled a fire in the Franklin County area Thursday morning.

The call for the fire came out around 4:00 a.m.,

The St. Clair Fire Department responded to the call in the 2100 block of W. Springfield Road. During their response, crews on the scene discovered the body of a 65 year-old man.

The man was identified as Billy Barrett.

After an investigation, deputies discovered Barrett to be the man that had been missing from the same property that was burning. The investigation also revealed Barrett was suffering from medical conditions and was confused the last couple of days, Franklin County officials said.

Barrett's death appears to be accidental.

The investigation is ongoing. The investigation includes the cooperation of St. Clair Fire Department, the Franklin County Fire and Arson Investigator, and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

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