One person is dead after a house fire Wednesday on the 1800 block of Central Avenue in East St. Louis.
The cause of the fire in the two-story house is under investigation, said Assistant Fire Chief Michael Dill, as crews worked to make sure all the hot spots in the house were out.
Dill would not release the gender of the person who died or if it was an adult or child because the coroner had yet to arrive on the scene.
“It’s very unfortunate,” Dill said.
When crews responded to the call that came in at 7:51 p.m., they saw heavy smoke and fire, Dill said.
Dill said he wasn’t sure how many other people lived in the house, but said others who were in the house when the fire started were OK.