UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim from early morning house fire

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UPDATE (8:00 p.m.)– Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified the victim of an early morning house fire in Peoria.

According to Harwood, 66-year-old Scott W. Stanard was pronounced dead at the scene.

The autopsy determined that Stanard suffered from severe smoke inhalation due to the fire. Stanard body was also badly burned.

Harwood said that foul play is not suspected.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Fire Department pulled a victim out of a house fire early Wednesday morning.

The fire happened at a home located at 5006 N. Endres. Peoria Fire crews received a call of a structure fire just before 5:00 a.m.

When crews arrived at the scene, they found a home with smoke and flames coming out from the side and roof.

Battalion Chief Michael Hughes said a neighbor south of the building reported one person living at the address.

Following that, crews on scene made it into the home, and discovered one victim inside the residence.

First responders pulled the individual out of the home, and they were pronounced dead by the Peoria County Coroner. The individual “sustained injuries that were not compatible for life.”

Crews then used multiple attack lines to help extinguish the fire. It was under control at approximately 5:08 a.m.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The building has been deemed a total loss in terms of the estimated damage.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

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