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70-year-old man dies in Park-Er Woods fire

Flames devoured the residence in the 500 block of Park Er Woods in Rockford.
Flames devoured the residence in the 500 block of Park Er Woods in Rockford.(WIFR)
Published: May. 27, 2022 at 5:09 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The name of a victim who died in a devastating house fire Tuesday has been released by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

Jerome Kosmatka, 70, of Rockford was found dead inside the residence after a fire ravaged a residence the 500 block of Park-Er Woods Dr.

Preliminary autopsy results showed Kosmatka died as a result of the fire.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the State Fire Marshall continue to investigate the incident.

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