Six family members, including two adults and four children, are missing after a fire destroyed a waterfront mansion in Annapolis, Maryland, according to NBC Washington.
The house, which the news outlet likened to a castle, was owned by IT executive and philanthropist Don Pyle, chief operating officer of ScienceLogic, and his wife, Sandra.
All efforts to contact the family have been unsuccessful, and the Maryland home was their last known location. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Teddy bears and flowers have been placed near the front gate of the house.
The four-alarm fire broke out early Monday morning, reports The Washington Post.
The size of the home is making it difficult for the firefighters. “This is five standard-sized houses put together,” Capt. Robert Howarth, a commander with the Anne Arundel County FIre marshal’s office, told the paper.
He said he expects crews will be able to go inside the home Wednesday.
“We know who’s unaccounted for,” Capt. Russ Davies, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, told USA Today. “If you look at the damage, you know it would not be a stretch to think that if there were occupants that they did not survive the fire.”