Man Dies in Joliet House Fire

Man's identity not yet publicly released

Sunday, Dec 25, 2011  |  Updated 4:48 PM CDT
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Man Dies in Joliet House Fire

The fire occurred about 3 a.m. at a home in the 800 block of 823 Greenfield Street in Joliet Township.

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A man died in a fire at a residence in an unincorporated area of Joliet Township Sunday morning.

The fire occurred about 3 a.m. at a home in the 800 block of 823 Greenfield Street in Joliet Township. It was mostly subdued shortly before 3:45 a.m., according to an East Joliet Fire Protection District firefighter, though firefighters remained on the scene until at least 4:30 a.m.

One man, whose name was being withheld pending positive identification, died in the blaze, according to the Will County Coroner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 4:32 a.m.

Unconfirmed dispatch reports indicated that people were trapped in the blaze.

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, but declined to release any information early Sunday.

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