Video News Story: Family of Six Killed in Dixon, Illinois House Fire

News out of Dixon, IL this morning is grim as a family of six has died in an overnight house fire.  More on the fire in the news video above and below.  Dixon, Illinois is approx. 90 miles west of Downtown Chicago.

WGN NEWS DIXON, Ill. — “A family of six died in an overnight fire at a home in rural Dixon, Illinois, WQAD reports.

At about midnight Tuesday, one of the residents called 911 to report smoke coming from the basement, according to a statement from the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department.  When first responders got to the 200 block of North Miami Drive, they found the home fully engulfed in flames.

 

All six people who lived in the home died in the fire, the department said.  A spokesperson from the Dixon Fire Department said it was two parents and four children who passed away; their names have not yet been released.

The fire department spokesperson said there were multiple pets including several cats and two dogs that also died in the fire.

Several fire departments responded to the fire and firefighters were still on scene as of 9:20 a.m.”…Continue Reading Here

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