ST. CHARLES, Co. – A St. Charles County family has been left in sorrow after their home went up in flames late Sunday morning.
The fire happened on Fort Sumter Way around 11:00 a.m.
“Neighbors reported a fire in the house… As we arrived on scene, the initial crews reported a heavy fire visible from three sides of the building,” Jason Meinershagen, deputy chief and Central County Fire Rescue spokesman, said.
Viewers told FOX 2 that heavy smoke could be seen from Highway 364 and could smell the home burning as they were let out of church.
“We smelled it from a couple blocks away and decided to walk over here and see what was going on. They got the street blocked off,” Nick Hesley said.
No one was at the home. No injuries were reported.
“Their kids were playing with mine in my backyard and a couple neighborhood parents came over and asked if they were still here, and I said they had gone home about 10 mins ago, and they said their house was on fire,” neighbor Shanna Myers said.
With this tragic incident taking place, the neighborhood is doing everything it can to support the family at this time.
“This community will come out for them and give them help with anything they need,” Myers said. “We already offered a place to stay.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.