Officials in Greene County have released the identities of a mother and her ten-year-old daughter who died in a house fire Wednesday in Kane. Two children were pulled from the burning building by firefighters and bystanders, but the mother's body was found after the fire was out. Killed in the fire were 28-year-old Brianne Ferguson and 10-year-old Tristin Stark.
A second child, 6 year old Taton Stark was first taken to Jersey Community Hospital, then later to St. Louis Children's Hospital in critical condition with burns over 50-percent of his body. His condition has since been upgraded to fair. The fire broke out before midnight Wednesday, bringing out fire fighters from Kane and several surrounding communities to a home on the north side of town on Hinton Street. The Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office is assisting in the investigation, but so far no word on a cause of the blaze.