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Fire claims life of Assumption woman

ASSUMPTION — Authorities are investigating a fire in Assumption on Tuesday afternoon which claimed the life of the Assumption woman.

Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert-Winans said Christian County 9-1-1 received a call regarding heavy smoke and flames showing at a residence in the 100 Block of N. Locust in Assumption about 1:00 p.m. She said EMS personnel arrived on scene and the structure was fully engulfed and were unable to get to the occupant of the residence. After the fire was controlled, crew made their way into the residence and located the deceased female.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending noti- fication of next of kin. Calvert-Winans said an autopsy is planned for Thursday in Bloomington.

Several area agencies were on scene to assist on this large structure fire including Assumption Fire, Moweaqua Fire, Pana Fire, Tower Hill Fire, Owaneco Fire, Taylorville Fire, Christian County EMA, Assumption Ambulance, Assumption Police Department, Moweaqua Police Department and Illinois State Fire Marshal Office.

The Christian County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office are handling the investigation.

 

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