UPDATE: Autopsy scheduled for Friday after fatal Creve Coeur house fire

Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 7:37 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 4:26 PM CST
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UPDATE: 4:23 P.M. - In a release, Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley says an autopsy on Madelynn McCain is scheduled for Friday morning.

UPDATE: 8:58 A.M. - The Creve Coeur Police confirm that one person has died after an early Wednesday morning house fire.

In a post on Facebook, the Police say they responded to the fire in the 500 block of Groveland Street, where they found the home fully engulfed.

One person had escaped, and told officers a 12-year-old was still inside.

Another girl, who was visiting at the time, was able to jump from the second-floor window to escape.

Firefighters were able to get to the upper level of the home, and found the body of 12-year-old Madelynn McCain. It was her 12th birthday per the Creve Coeur Police Department.

The other young girl was treated and released for smoke inhalation.

Creve Coeur, Marquette Heights, North Pekin, and East Peoria Fire Departments were called to the scene to help fight the fire.

It is unclear how it started, but Chief Brad Gill with the Creve Coeur Fire Department confirms that State Fire Marshal is assisting in the investigation.

CREVE COEUR (25 News) - The Illinois State Fire Marshal is assisting in an investigation into a house fire in Creve Coeur Wednesday morning.

The house fire began Wednesday morning in the 500 block of Groveland Street. Chief Brad Gill with the Creve Coeur Fire Department confirms when firefighters arrived on scene, the house was already fully engulfed. Chief Gill confirms the State Fire Marshal arrived on scene to assist in the investigation.

There is no indication if anyone was in the home at the time or if anyone was injured.

According to the chief, a press release will be sent out later today.

This story will be updated.

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