Update (3:30) – Two fatalities have been confirmed. The Ray County Sheriff’s Office reports two juveniles were trapped in the structure. Names are not being released at this time.
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At least four different fire departments responded. The blaze lasted at least two hours.
In addition to the two fatalities, one male was transported to an area hospital with severe burns. KMZU news will bring you more information as it becomes available.
A full report is expected late Monday afternoon or evening.
Update (7:46) – PRESS RELEASE FROM THE RAY COUNTY SHERIFF – GARY BUSH
They Ray County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Orrick Fire Department, Ray County Ambulance District and Missouri State Fire Marshall responded to a single dwelling, residential fire on Shach Creek Rd. in Orrick, Missouri the afternoon of December 10, 2013.
An adult male was transported to an area hospital by ambulance due to severe burns to his upper body including his head and arms sustained during the fire. Two juveniles were located inside the residence after the fire was extinguished; the juveniles succumbed to their injuries on the scene.
At this time, the names of the individuals involved are not being released as proper notification to family has not been made.
Update on a breaking news story from the 1:00 hour: a fire reported to be in the Richmond area is actually located in Orrick. The blaze is reportedly located at Shach Creek Road, northwest of Orrick. Scanner traffic indicated two children were trapped inside the building, but we have not received any updates on the situation. KMZU’s Mike Stone is en route, and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.