Thursday, November 22, 2012

Five killed in Wheaton apartment fire

A tragic Thanksgiving in Wheaton- An apartment fire this morning claimed the lives of four adults and one child:

Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly tells KOLR10 News the fire at the Blue Ridge Apartments on S. Hill Street in Wheaton, Missouri, was reported about 4:30 a.m. today.  The bodies of 4 adults and 1 child have been recovered.  Names of those killed have not been identified yet.
Fire units from Wheaton and Monett fought the fire for about two hours, said Monett Fire Lt. Jerry Marvin. 
A Barry County Sheriff's investigator, Wheaton police and state fire marshal investigator are on the scene, but there is no word yet on the cause.

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