ALTON (KFXV) — More than 20 people are rescued from a stash house where officials say they found deplorable conditions.

Authorities tell us the tight space, extreme heat and poor ventilation inside the home put those rescued at risk.

It all started with a chase that ended at the stash house – with 3 people arrested including the driver.

When they went inside the home they found 26 other people inside including two women all from Guatemala and Mexico,

border patrol worked together with Alton police to rescue those found at the home.