Alton, IL

Fatal Alton Fire Investigated

Story by WBGZ Radio

The Alton Police Department and Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office continue to investigate a fatal fire in Alton over the weekend. The blaze at a home in the 2000 block of Amelia Street claimed the life of 45-year-old Terry L. Wilson.

The fire was called in by a passer-by. Alton Fire Chief Bernie Sebold tells The Big Z the fire itself was put out fairly quickly.

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He says the fire does not appear to be suspicious, and may have started on the stove. The Madison County Coroner's Office has indicated smoke inhalation as the cause of death.

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