Man dead after house fire in Collinsville - KMOV.com

Man dead after house fire in Collinsville

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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A man was killed in house fire in Collinsville Thursday night.

Firefighters said the blaze broke out in the 500 block of Spring Avenue before 10 p.m.

According to firefighters, the man was found dead in the kitchen. Fire crews also found a large number of animals in the home, including reptiles and dogs.

Collinsville Fire Chief Mark Emert told News 4 the cause of the fire is considered “suspicious.” Crews reported a strong smell of petroleum inside the home.

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