PLACEHOLDER - Fire

Two adults died in a fire near Gower on Tuesday morning, according to a press release from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

Crews responded to a residential fire around 7:30 a.m. south of unincorporated Gower after receiving multiple calls. According to the release, fire crews discovered two adult victims had died in the fire along with several small animals.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton County Coroner’s Office.

The name of the victims will not be released until the families have been notified, the sheriff’s office said.

Morgan Riddell can be reached at morgan.riddell@newspressnow.com

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