EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KSDK) – Five families are searching for a place to live Monday morning after a fire destroyed their apartment complex.

Firefighters said everyone has been accounted for: all 5 families, including 7 children. No one was injured.

The American Red Cross is putting the families up in a hotel for the next few nights, but after that they'll have to pick up the pieces of their lives and start anew.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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