Fire kills Galesburg man

Scene of fatal fire at 553 Burgland in Galesburg (WQAD Photo)

Scene of fatal fire at 553 Burgland in Galesburg (WQAD Photo)

Firefighters said they did not find working smoke detectors at a house fire that claimed the life of a man from Galesburg, Illinois.

The fire was reported just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013 at a house in the 500 block of Burgland Avenue in Galesburg.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the home.

Rescuers found 58-year-old Stanley Wayne Henry in the kitchen of the home.  Henry was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 5 p.m.

Police officers and firefighters said they did not hear or see working smoke detectors in the home.

Henry was the only person in the home at the time of the fire.

Investigators said the cause of the fire was not yet determined, but their initial report said it did not appear to be suspicious in origin.



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