Granite City Fire Department Responds To Fatal Fire On Thursday

GRANITE CITY – Three people have died after a fire broke out in a Granite City apartment Thursday.

The fire broke out around 12:45 p.m. Thursday at East 23rd and Kate Street. “People were jumping from the second story of the building when firefighters arrived ” Granite City Fire Chief Rich Wilson said.

Wilson said 15 people, 13 adults and two children, made it out of the building. None of those people had serious injuries.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal is actively investigating the fire. Wilson said firefighters had a difficult time putting out the fire in certain parts of the building because of the way it was converted into an apartment. 

Firefighters have not yet determined where the fire started in the building. Firefighters from Madison, Long Lake and Mitchell helped Granite City on the scene.

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