Officials: Death reported after garage fire at Belvidere home

Published: Oct. 18, 2019 at 12:58 PM CDT
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The Boone County Sheriff's Department confirms one person has died from a Belvidere house fire on Friday.

A body was recovered, but the victim's name has not yet been release.

Crews responded shortly before noon for an engulfed garage fire with entrapment in the 9700 block of Wilcox Drive.

The fire was reported blowing out of the lower level of the garage. It extended into the first floor and part of the attic.

Boone County, North Boone, North Park and Cherry Valley fire crews all responded to the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The death is under investigation from the Boone County Sheriff's Officer, the Boone County Coroner and an Illinois State Fire Marshall.

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