Fire in Mt. Vernon Claims Life


MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) --  One person is dead, and two others are hurt after a fire in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Fire Department officials say the person who died was alone in the home and that the two survivors were injured trying to get that victim out of the home during the early Monday fire.

The victim's name hasn't been released. The house was destroyed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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