ST. CHARLES (KMOX) –  St. Charles fire officials have identified two people killed in an early morning house fire in St. Charles.

The victims included a 2-year-old girl, identified as Maren Gresham.

She died along with her father, 27-year-old Cameron Gresham.

Those injured include 30-year-old Lauren Zwilling and her sons, 8-year-old Quentin and 11-year-old Dominic.

Dominic was critically injured when he leapt out an upper-level bedroom window when smoke and flames cut off his escape.

All three survivors are hospitalized with critical and potentially life-threatening injuries.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office has been called to the scene to help investigate.

img 4059 UPDATED: St. Charles House Leaves Two Dead, Three Seriously Injured

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A man and a young girl are dead with three others  injured, in a tragic house fire overnight in St. Charles.

Flames swept through the home in the 500 block of Elmhurst around 2:45 this morning.  The male victim — in his late 20s — is believed to be the three-year-old girl’s step-father. The other three victims are the girl’s mother, aged 30 — and her brother, age 11 and her sister, age 8; so far none of the victim’s have been publicly identified.  The three survivor’s were hospitalized with serious to critical injuries.

Here’s what’s known at this time. The man made the 911 call but was overcome with smoke, according to an interview with Fire Capt. Dan Sutter on KSDK-TV.  The 11-year-old boy in the home managed to escape out of a 2nd floor window. The other four were found upstairs in the split level home and were unresponsive when firefighters located them.

At least two firefighter were hurt handling the blaze – they’re being treated for their injuries right now.

A full investigation to figure out the cause of this fire is planned.



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