Fatal fire in Shawneetown, IL

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One man is dead following a fire at his home in Shawneetown, Illinois.

Saline County Central Dispatch received a 911 call from a neighbor reporting a house fire at 265 W. Logan Street shortly before 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The Shawneetown Fire Department, along with police and Gallatin County EMS, responded.

Assistance was requested from the Ridgway and Eldorado Fire Departments.

42-year-old Mark P. Scates of Shawneetown was taken to Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg where he was pronounced dead.

The fire is under investigation by the Shawneetown Fire Department, Shawneetown Police, the Illinois Fire Marshal's Office and the Saline County Coroner's Office.

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