Friday morning house fire in Freeport kills one person, three dogs
FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - A house fire on the east side of Freeport leaves a person dead Friday morning.
Freeport Fire Chief Scott Miller said they were dispatched to the scene, at Float Avenue and Wright Street, just after 6:30. When they arrived, they found two people still in the house. Miller explained an elderly man was in the front room. He was removed through a window and found to be not breathing. Chief Miller reported the man was taken to the hospital, but later died.
A younger man, believed to be the deceased’s son, got out of the home on his own without assistance. Three dogs also died, and two others survived. The home is reported a total loss.
The fire is under investigation with state and local fire marshals.
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