Just after 9 pm on Tuesday night, Clinton Fire officials were dispatched to 417 North Elm Street after a report of a garage fire with possible entrapment.
Clinton Engine two arrived at the scene at approximately 9:15 pm finding an approximate 1,200 square foot, 1 story home with an attached garage that had fire and smoke emitting from it.
Firefighters immediately began searching the interior of the home pulling two occupants from the structure. Both occupants were transported by ambulance to Warner Hospital and Health Services.
One later was pronounced dead and the other is being treated by Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
One Clinton Firefighter was injured in the rescue efforts and was transported by ambulance to Warner Hospital and Health Services and is being treated for minor injuries.
The fire was contained to the one home. Clinton Fire Department units remained on the scene till 23:58.
Aall Clinton Fire Companies along with Kenney Fire Protection District, Wapella Fire Protection District, Maroa Fire Protection District were called out and the Waynesville Fire Protection District to cover Clinton’s Fire Station.
The fire is under investigation by the State of Illinois Fire Marshal’s Office.