One Adult, Two Children Die In St. Peters House Fire
At around 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) responded to a call for a house fire in the 1800 Block of Elm Tree St.
Upon arrival, first responders found neighbors knocking on doors and windows. The neighbors, who had discovered the fire, alerted firefighters that there were likely people inside the home.
The firefighters entered the smoke-filled home and found the two children, then the adult. The children were transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead. The adult victim was found dead at the scene.
Because of the fatalities, the St. Peters Police Department is handling the fire investigation.