Fire kills 8, including 6 children, in Chicago

(Credit: KMOV)

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. ( -- An animal was found dead and four people were evacuated after a house fire on Rene Avenue in Collinsville, Ill. early Friday morning.

Fire crews arrived at the home after receiving a call for a fire around 7:45 a.m. after someone inside the house woke up and noticed smoke from the fire.

The department has labeled the fire suspicious and said they located a suspect at the scene. They have turned the investigation over to the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information comes in.

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