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Man identified after deadly early morning house fire in Wood River

Wood River police identified the victim as 60-year-old Scott Rockhill. The man was bedridden, police said, and his caregiver called in to report the fire.

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. — A man has died after an early Friday morning house fire in Wood River.

According to the Wood River Fire Department, firefighters responded at 3:45 a.m. to a call for a fire in the 400 block of Evans Avenue. When they arrived, the house was full of smoke and fire. After putting out the flames, firefighters found a man dead inside his bedroom.

Wood River police identified the man as 60-year-old Scott Rockhill.

Police said Rockhill's caregiver first called in the fire. 

"The caregiver arrived at the home and found smoke inside the residence. Rockhill was bed ridden and reported to be a heavy smoker," police said in a Friday morning update.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office was called in to help with the ongoing investigation into what caused the fire.

No one else was injured. The home was moderately damaged, the department said. It was taped off Friday morning as investigators arrived at the scene.