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Rural Pawnee Fire Claims Two Lives

A fire in rural Pawnee has left two people dead. On Sunday at 7:15 AM, Christian County 9-1-1 received a call concerning a structure fire at 414 E 1525 North Road in Rural Pawnee. A 70-year-old male occupant was transported to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield where he later passed away. A 59-year-old female was also located inside the home and pronounced deceased at the scene.


Midland, Pawnee, Divernon, Taylorville, Morrisonville, and Edinburg Fire Departments all responded to the scene. Dunn’s Morrisonville and Pawnee Ambulances also responded to the fire. Pawnee Police, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, the Christian County Coroner’s Office, and the Illinois State Fire Marshall also responded to the call.


The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the accident.


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