According to the owner of the building, the first floor serves as a thrift shop and the upper floors are rented space. She said there were three people renting in the building. Two people were in the building sleeping at the time of the fire, and were able to make it out safely.
The Palestine fire chief says he believes there were four people in the building when the fire started. He says only two people are accounted for.
Dogs were brought in on Saturday to search for victims. The Palestine fire chief says the dogs did not pick up anything.