SAVANNA, Ill. — An elderly Carroll County man died early Thursday in a fire at his home, authorities said.

Carroll County Sheriff Jeff Doran said the fire at 1040 Vine St., north of Savanna, was reported at 5:07 a.m.

Firefighters from Savanna, Thomson, Sabula and Mount Carroll fire departments responded to the blaze.

The body of the homeowner, Martin Hansen, 82, was found inside the residence.

Doran said the fire remains under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office, Illinois State Patrol Crime Scene unit and the Carroll County coroner.

No cause for the fire has been released.


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This is my cousin and is not 82. He was born in 1933, 79 yrs old.

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