ALTON - Alton Fire Department Chief Jesse Jemison confirmed the fire in the 2300 block of Sunset Avenue on Wednesday had a fatality.

The chief didn't release any other information other than the death being investigated by the fire department, the state fire marshal's office and the Alton Police Department.

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More information should be released about the fatality later today, the chief said.

Presently, the fire department is notifying family members about the death.

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