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One killed in Delavan house fire Friday night

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Editor's note: This story was updated March 5 at 11 a.m. with the identity and cause of death of the victim.

A person has died following a house fire in Delavan Friday night.

Authorities were alerted of the fire at the 8200 block of Locust Road at 7:10 p.m. 81-year-old Virginia Leach was pronounced at the scene at 8:50 p.m. by Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley.

Hanley said an autopsy showed Leach died from smoke and soot inhalation.

The case is under investigation by the coroner, the Illinois State Fire Marshal and the Tazewell County Sheriff.

Camryn Cutinello is a reporter and digital content director at WCBU. You can reach Camryn at cncutin@illinoisstate.edu.
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