Apartment fire claims man's life

WORDEN, Ill. - Firefighters in Madison County say a man in his 40s died Thursday morning in an apartment fire.

The fire took place at Worden Park Apartments in the 300 block of Schneider Street.

Firefighters found Robert Blotevogel, 45, on the living room floor his apartment and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Hamel and Olive Township fire departments and Staunton Area Ambulance Service assisted in the fire.

No cause of death has yet been announced pending further testing and analysis.

Williamson Funeral Home of Staunton, Ill. is handling the arrangements, which have not yet been formally announced.


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