Updated at 11:25 a.m. with additional info from sheriff’s captain
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — A 51-year-previous female was located lifeless Monday night immediately after a fireplace burned an condominium earlier mentioned a bar in the small village of St. Libory.
The Illinois condition fire marshal’s business is investigating the trigger of the fireplace. The name of the woman has not been introduced.
About 10:30 p.m. Monday, two motorists saw flames coming from the 2nd-ground condominium at 7160 Condition Route 15, claimed hearth Main Casey Trentman of the St. Libory Fire Protection District.
The condominium is above Dave’s West Stop tavern, which experienced closed for the night about 30 minutes earlier. Just one of the motorists called 911 when the other alerted the bar proprietor, who didn’t notice the condominium was burning, Trentman stated.
They ran up a back staircase and kicked in the doorway to the condominium, but flames and smoke pressured them back again, said St. Clair County sheriff’s Capt. Bruce Fleshren.
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Trentman stated he arrived within just minutes and also experimented with to rescue the lady.
“It was much too extreme,” Trentman claimed. “Much too a great deal smoke and warmth. We could not get in.”
About 60 firefighters from 10 departments came to assist St. Libory, a volunteer department, with the 3-alarm blaze. As soon as crews put out the fire, they identified the lady dead.