South Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:14 AM Wednesday to a report of a house fire in the block of 100 Beck Avenue South Elgin, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that at least two people were in the house that was on fire. One victim was rescued by 9:21 a.m. A second victim was unaccounted for at that time. A fire victim fatality was also reported at the scene.
The house is located on a narrow street in a cul de sac up against the west bank of the Fox River in South Elgin.
The State of Illinois Fire Marshal is en route to the scene.
A mass casualty trailer was initally dispatched, but was held up and returned.
Fire apparatus was staged in a parking lot just off of Route 31 (La Fox Street).
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