Authorities identify man killed in Metro-East fire; cause under investigation

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 15 at 1:42 PM

SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. – Authorities have identified a man killed in a house fire in South Roxana as 78-year-old Amil Goskie.

Illinois state fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire that killed Goskie, who was found in a back room of the home in the 200 block of Stephenson around 4:30 a.m. on Monday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire Chief Ed Allsman says the room where Goskie’s body was found is near a wood-burning stove that Allsman suspects might have caused the fire.

Funeral arrangements for Goskie are pending.

South Roxana is a 2,000-resident village just northeast of St. Louis.

 

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