Fatal fire in East St. Louis

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EAST ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - A house Fire in East St Louis claimed the life of a 55-year-old man Wednesday night.  His twin brother escaped the blaze with burns to his hands.  He was treated at the scene by EMS.  The fire chief says the twin who died was disabled and used a wheelchair.

The fire broke out around 8 pm in a two-story home in the 1800 block of Central.  The house appears to be a total loss.

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of fire, but believe the fire started on the first floor.


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