Two dead after early morning fire


Girard - Two people are dead after an early morning fire in Girard.


Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 28000 block of Carlinville Cutoff Road, around 5:30 Friday Morning. When firefighters responded they found the house fully engulfed.


The county coroner and sheriff say Dale Lehmann,72, and his wife, Elizabeth Lehmann, 65, died in the blaze. The preliminary cause of death appears to be smoke inhalation.


The fire and deaths are being investigated by the Macoupin County Sheriff's Office, Macoupin County Coroner's Office and the State Fire Marshal.  

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