Police, firefighters and paramedics from Marengo responded about 4:33 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 to a report of a house fire in the block of 400 North Hale Street in Marengo.
Firefighters on arrival discovered flames through the roof of a 2-story home. One person was found dead at the scene.
The victim was identified as Nicholas Andersen of Marengo, according to the McHenry County Coroner Michael Rein.
A MABAS Division 5 Box Alarm #5-1180 was activated at 5:06 p.m. to request additional firefighting resources to the scene.
Firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers from Belvidere, Boone County, Genoa-Kingston, Harvard, Huntley, and Woodstock were assigned mutual aid to the scene.
Firefighters, paramedics and/or command officers from Crystal Lake, Boone County, and Genoa-Kingston were assigned mutual aid to stand by at the Marengo fire station.
The fire was declared under control about 6:00 p.m., and the fire box alarm was struck out by 6:39 a.m.
Officials confirm a male individual has been pronounced deceased at the scene following an extra-alarm house fire in Marengo. Fire crews are still working on scene. The @ILFireMarshal has been requested. Now on @CapturedNews pic.twitter.com/GFU0MYJUB1
— Alex Vucha (@alexvucha) May 1, 2021
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal responded to the scene to investigate the fire.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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