4-year-old dead, 5 hospitalized after house fire in Pocahontas, Ill.

An outpouring of support for a family in Pocahontas Illinois, after a fire tore through their home, killing a 4-year-old girl.

POCAHONTAS, ILL. - A 4-year-old is dead and five others are in the hospital following a house fire in Pocahontas, Illinois early Wednesday morning.

Fire crews responded to the 500 block of Academy Street around 2:35 a.m.

According to the Highland-Pierrnon Fire Protection District, the family was trapped on the second story of the house and forced to escape through a window onto the first-floor roof.

The Bond County Coroner identified the 4-year-old girl as Hannah Nance. 

The mother, father, 15-month-old twins, and a 12-year-old were all transported to hospitals. Officials have not released any of their conditions.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.

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