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Five siblings home alone die in devastating fire

2021-08-09T14:18:55+00:00
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  • Tragedy overcame a home in Illinois.
  • The young siblings were alone.
  • Authorities later found parents ‘safe and sound’.

The death of five young siblings is reported after a brutal fire. Tragedy has struck the community of an apartment building in Illinois, Chicago after the deaths of five children in their own home and when they were alone was reported.

Reports indicate that firefighters found the bodies of children between the ages of 2 and 9 after receiving a call about the fire that had broke out in an apartment building in East St. Louis, said New York Post.

They confirm the death of the five brothers in the apartment that succumbed to the fire

They confirm the death of the five brothers in the apartment that succumbed to the fire
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The events occurred during the early hours of this Friday, around 3:45 am Statements by the East St. Louis Deputy Fire Chief for the channel Fox2, About the death of the five brothers in the fire, they point out that two of the little ones were found in a bedroom.

The other three brothers were found dead on the kitchen floor, according to the New York Post. The death of one of the five brothers in the brutal fire occurred when he was rushed to the hospital. It was later confirmed that he died upon arrival.

The death of the five brothers in the fire shocked the community

The death of the five brothers in the fire shocked the community
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The death of the five brothers in the fire occurred when they were alone. Apparently the mother of the children was picking up another person from work, according to the New York newspaper report. Upon returning to the building the mother tried to rescue them.

However, he was unable to access the building. Both the mother and the other adult were found by firefighters outside the burning house. As of the writing of this note, the identities of the five brothers killed in the fire had not been revealed.

“They are blameless in this. They are just children «

"They are blameless in this. They are just kids"
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The cause of the brutal fire had also not been determined and the incident that shocked the community in Illinois was still under investigation. “They are blameless in this. They are just children. It’s difficult, ”Deputy Fire Chief George McClellan told the station. KMOV, CNN affiliate.

“It is difficult when you have children and family members and you can only imagine what this mother and father are going through right now. It’s a difficult day, ”said a Jason Blackmon, a resident of the area where the tragedy caused the death of the five brothers during the brutal fire.

The death of the five brothers in the fire provokes outrage

The death of the five brothers in the fire provokes outrage
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“We want people to take fire seriously. Smoke detectors, turn off electronics at night, don’t light candles, people take many of those things for granted, ”Blackmon added in a statement to the KMOV station.

According to a woman who lived in the building, it did not have working smoke detectors when she lived there. The tragedy did not cause more victims other than the five children whose identities have not been revealed.

They ask for «respect and privacy» after the tragedy in Illinois

Ask "respect and privacy" after the tragedy
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For its part, the East St. Louis School District issued an emotional statement regarding the death of the five brothers in the fire. According to the text obtained by KMOV, three of the children were district students.

Today, the East St. Louis School District mourns the loss of three students and their younger siblings. We send our condolences to the family as they deal with this tragedy. We ask for respect and privacy as the family and our staff work through this significant loss, ”reads the text after the tragedy in Illinois.

They will provide aid after the tragedy that shook Illinois

They will provide aid after the tragedy that shook Illinois
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“Our crisis team was on the scene after the event and is partnering with the Red Cross and Community Lifeline to provide ongoing support services. Counseling services will also be provided to classmates and staff, ”the statement said.

Seven other families were displaced by the incident, officials said, but were not at home when the flames broke, the AP notes. Meanwhile, fires continue to ‘shake’ the United States, even a powerful blaze has already wiped out a town in California.

Fire consumed a good part of the center and some houses near the town

Fire consumed a good part of the center and some houses near the town
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The largest active wildfire in California has consumed much of downtown and some nearby homes in a small mountain town in Northern California. The Dixie fire tore through Greenville Wednesday night, destroying businesses and homes and turning the sky an orange glow, the AP notes.

A photographer covering the fire for The Associated Press said he saw a gas station, hotel and bar burned to the ground in the population of 800. «If you are still in the Greenville area, you are in imminent danger and you MUST leave now !!» Plumas County Police wrote on Facebook Wednesday.

«Firefighters Fight for the Town of Greenville»

“Firefighters fight for the town of Greenville"
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California county police and fire officials did not initially respond to messages seeking comment. The blaze, declared 3 weeks ago, has grown to encompass 1,108 square kilometers (428 square miles) in Plumas and Butte counties, the AP reported.

Firefighters have tried to protect the town, located about 450 kilometers (280 miles) northeast of San Francisco, by clearing debris from the highways and marking risk areas. Pandora Valle, a spokeswoman for the US Forest Service, had previously told the San Francisco Chronicle that «firefighters are fighting for the town of Greenville,» but could not provide further details on the damage.

Thousands of people evacuated

Thousands of people evacuated
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Forecasters warned of especially dry conditions with winds of up to 64 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour). That could spread the fire through forests, grasses and shrubs, especially on the north and northeast fronts of the great Dixie fire, AP reports.

«I think we definitely have a tough few days ahead of us,» said Shannon Prather of the US Forest Service. According to the AP, firefighters were able to save homes and contain long stretches of fire. But flames jumped over perimeter lines in some spots Tuesday, prompting evacuation orders for about 15,000 people east of Lake Almanor, according to firefighters.

«The flames were huge»

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The heat from the flames created a pyrocumulus, or cloud of fire. The huge plume of smoke rose up to 9,000 meters (30,000 feet), according to Mike Wink, the section chief of the state fire department, cited by AP. Dawn Garofalo watched the cloud grow from the west side of the lake, where she fled with a dog and two horses from a friend’s property near Greenville.

“There is only one way in and one way out. I didn’t want to get trapped there if the fire came, ”Garofalo said. From where he had camped on the lake bed, he could see the firelight on the horizon before dawn. “The flames were huge. They were to be 500 feet (150 meters). It was scary, ”he said.

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