86-year-old man killed in Collinsville house fire - KMOV.com

86-year-old man killed in Collinsville house fire

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(KMOV.com) – The Collinsville Fire and Police Departments responded to a call for a house fire around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

The fire happened on Crandell Street in Collinsville. When police arrived at the home, flames could be seen shooting out from the second floor. Officers knocked and yelled at the front door, but when they opened it, a thick wall of black smoke and heat rushed out.

The fire department arrived on the scene, and was able to put out the fire. However, Grover Johnson, 86, died after the floor underneath his recliner collapse, sending him into the basement.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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