A South Roxana man died in a fire at his home early Monday morning in the 200 block of Stephenson Avenue.  Investigators say the elderly man was last seen by family members on Sunday in the back of the home.  His identity has not been released by the Madison County Coroner's office.

South Roxana Fire Chief Ed Allsman says the victim's body was found in the rear of the  house near a wood-burning stove that may have been the source of the fire.  

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Allsman says his department was assisted by departments from several neighboring communities, including Hartford, Mitchell, Roxana and Wood River.

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