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Wood River Fire Department Works Fatal House Fire Friday Morning

WOOD RIVER – Wood River Fire Department was dispatched to a fatal structure fire in the 400 block of Evans Street. The call came in at 3:47 A.M Friday of smoke coming out of the residents.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they had smoke showing from the house. As firefighters were entering the home, they found an elderly man dead inside his bedroom. His identity had not been released.

A Box-Alarm was requested, and Roxana and East Alton came to the scene while Rosewood Heights and Edwardsville manned the other departments stations. Firefighters were able to get the fire out quickly. Madison County Emergency Management was on scene with the rehab unit along with Alton Memorial Ambulance.

Wood River Police Department helped with traffic control. No one else was injured. The home was moderately damaged.

It is unknown at this time how the fire started. The Illinois State Fire Marhsall was requested to the scene.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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