OTTAWA, IL — One person died in an apartment fire in Ottawa early Wednesday morning.
The fire department received a report of visible smoke and flames from a five-unit building located in the 100 block of West Campbell Street around 2:15 a.m.
Upon arrival, firefighters found fire coming from the door and window of the lower unit. Crews entered the building to find heavy fire in the kitchen, which had spread to a bedroom and living room.
A search was conducted and a man was found unresponsive in the living room.
The man was transported and taken to OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to fire officials. The person’s identity has not yet been released.
Officials said the fire appears to be accidental and is under investigation.
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