By Mari-Ela David
SALT LAKE (KHNL) - Firefighters say a little boy is dead after flames ravage the Salt Lake home. Firefighters made the tragic discovery just a couple hours ago.
When the fire first broke out, fire officials reported a boy in the home was missing. His body is burned beyond recognition, so investigators cannot confirm yet if it's the missing boy.
A battalion chief says 21 people lived inside the two-story home, located on the 4000 block of Likini Street.
Twelve to 15 of them are children. Their cries could be heard from a block away.
Firefighters say the home is a total loss.
Police have blocked off the area. They say they'll be out at the scene for at least a couple hours investigating.
Firefighters say its too early to tell what caused the fire and they're not sure if there were smoke alarms in the house.