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Victim Dies In Macoupin County Fire

A victim has died from a fire in rural Macoupin County.  Macoupin County Dispatch reported a structure fire on Washer Road in rural Macoupin County at 6:06 AM on January 31st.  It was unknown who was inside.  According to Mount Olive Fire Protection District Chief Donnie Nowell, four firefighters on two engines from U-7 Fire department and four firefighters on an engine and tender from Mt. Olive responded to the fire. 


Upon arrival, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office found a mobile home heavily consumed by fire.  After extinguishing the fire, a primary search was conducted and firefighters discovered a deceased victim. The coroner and Office of State Fire Marshal were contacted and at this time, the identity of the victim has not been released. Mt. Olive Fire Protection District, Unit 7 Fire Protection District, Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service, and Macoupin County Sherriff’s Office all responded to the fire. Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more on this story as we receive it. 

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