One dead, after early morning fire in Riverton


Riverton - One person is dead, after an early morning fire.


Firefighters were called to a home in the 1500 block of Old State Route 36 just outside of Riverton. Mutual aid was called to the fire shortly after 4:30 a.m., on Thursday. Riverton, Rochester, Dawson, and Sherman fire departments responded.


A family of three lived inside the home, two were able to make it out of the home. 

The Sangamon County coroner's office says 24-year-old Brittany J. Sullivan died Thursday morning after the fire in an apartment. An autopsy is expected Friday. A young child also sustained serious injuries, he was taken to the pediatric intensive care unit at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.


The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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