ST LOUIS, MO – A fire at 560 North 29th St killed five children early Friday morning, reports the International Business Times.
fire broke out in a home in St. Louis on Friday morning, killing five young siblings, just months after another blaze destroyed their previous residence.
The blaze occurred at around 3 a.m. on Friday on the second floor of an apartment building in East St. Louis. When the mother of the children returned home after giving someone a ride, she found the home in flames. While four of the children were pronounced dead at the scene, one succumbed to burn injuries at the hospital, St Louis Post Dispatch reported.
St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. identified the victims as a 2-year-old Loy-el Dunigan, 4-year-old Jabari Johnson, 8-year-old girls Heaven and Neveah Dunigan and 9-year-old boy Deontae Davis. The bodies have been sent for autopsy, which is expected to be performed later this week.
Meanwhile, an investigation revealed that the children died on their mother’s birthday, just hours before a party and that their previous home was destroyed in a fire just a few months back. The cause of Friday’s fire is yet to be determined.
This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a fire, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to prevent unnecessary deaths is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis burn injury attorneys.