Weekend Fire Claims Two Lives in Streator

By A.J. Harris

Authorities in Streator are still investigating a fire that destroyed a home and took two lives over the weekend. Firefighters were called to the 1000 block of East Wilson Street at about 2:30 Sunday morning and found a residence already filled with smoke.

Two people were extracted from the home, but both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters from Streator, Ottawa, and Grand Ridge fought the blaze for about five hours before it was finally extinguished.

Streator fire officials say the fire was not suspicious, and point out that there were no smoke detectors installed. The names of the deceased haven’t been released.