East St Louis house fire – 'Multiple casualties including several children age 2 to 9' in Missouri blaze

MULTIPLE casualties have been reported including "several children" after an early morning house fire in Missouri.

Crews were called to a home in East St Louis at around 3am on Friday morning.

The assistant fire chief of East St Louis said the victims' ages reportedly range from two-nine.

Multiple reporters at the scene have claimed that four children have passed away, with a fifth in hospital. The Sun has not yet confirmed these reports.

The identities of the reported victims have not yet been confirmed.

The mom was not home at the time of the fire but is said to be OK physically, according to KSDK.

Crews reportedly found two adults outside the home and several children inside the home, according to Fox2.

The blaze broke out in an apartment building and it's reported that those affected lived inside one unit.

Images from the scene showed the right side of the two-story building affected by the fire. At least two windows appeared to be blown out.

It’s unclear what caused the blaze as the investigation remains ongoing.

The Sun has approached the East Louis Fire Department for comment.

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