Police identify family of six killed in house fire in rural Dixon, Illinois

LOST NATION, Illinois -- A family of six killed in an overnight fire at a home in rural Dixon, Illinois has been identified.

The Ogle County Sheriff's Office has identified that family members as parents Tim Shaw, 39, and Melissa Shaw, 37,  and children Ethan Shaw, 17, LeAnne Shaw, 15, Hailey Shaw, 12, and Dylan Shaw, 11.

At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21st, Ethan Shaw called 911 to report he was trapped in his basement bedroom and the room was filling with smoke, according to a statement from the Ogle County Sheriff's Department.  When first responders got to the 200 block of N. Miami Drive, they found the home fully engulfed in flames.

Lost Nation, Illinois home destroyed by fire, 11-21-17. WQAD photo

Officials say autopsies determined Tim, Melissa, Ethan, LeAnne, Hailey, and Dylan died from smoke inhalation.

Dixon Rural Fire Protection District responded to the fire along with help from Dixon City, Franklin Grove, Sterling, Ashton, Oregon, Polo and Mount Morris Fire Departments. Advance Ambulance also responded.

The initial investigation conducted by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office and State Fire Marshal did not indicated any evidence of foul play. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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