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

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz
By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz
By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz
By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz
By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

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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