1 person dead in St. Charles motel fire

Published 8:22am Friday, December 7, 2012

ST. CHARLES — Authorities say one person was found dead in a motel fire in St. Charles.

Firefighters were called to Downtown Motel about 11 p.m. Thursday. Crews found flames shooting from the roof and out a window. Officials said one person was found dead, four others in the motel escaped.

The Red Cross provided assistance to those who escaped the fire.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, according to the St. Charles fire chief.