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House fire in Percy kills 4

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PERCY, Ill. (AP) - An overnight fire at a house in southwestern Illinois has killed four people.

Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says that in addition to the fatalities, at least one person at the house was injured and taken to a hospital.

He says the fire broke out just before 2 a.m. in Percy, a village in a rural area that is home to about 1,000 people. Percy is about 60 miles southeast of St. Louis.

The blaze badly damaged the two-story home.

The names of the victims were not being released pending notification of relatives.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by local and state law enforcement and fire officials.

Stay with Heartland News and for updates.

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