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2 fire victims ID'ed from Sunday morning Streator fire

Victims were unable to be resuscitated

1013 E. Wilson St.
1013 E. Wilson St.

The La Salle County Coroner's Office said a 67-year-old woman and 27-year-old man were the victims of a Sunday morning fire in Streator.

Lois J. Green and Christian Green were identified as the deceased in a Monday news release.

Calling Sunday one of its saddest days, the Streator Fire Department said the two died in a in the fire at 1013 E. Wilson St.

Firefighters were called at 2:27 a.m. to a fire where the Greens were in the single-story home filled with heavy smoke, according to a press release issued by the department.

Arriving in less than two minutes, two firefighters immediately entered the home through a window and were able to remove a victim from a bedroom. Two additional firefighters entered the home, then found and removed another victim from another bedroom.

CPR was immediately started on both victims with help from Streator police officers and paramedics from Advanced Medical Transport. Both Lois and Christian Green were unable to be resuscitated and pronounced dead.

There were no smoke detectors found in the home.

Additional responding Streator firefighters began interior fire suppression. Soon after, the roof of the home began to collapse and all fire crews were ordered to evacuate the structure. Defensive operations began and the fire was completely extinguished after four to five hours. Fire crews were on the scene for more than six hours.

A total of 13 Streator firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. Streator Fire was assisted by six Grand Ridge firefighters and four Ottawa firefighters. Reading Fire Protection District was available to respond to other calls within Streator city limits. One Streator firefighter was transported to OSF Center for Health — Streator for precautionary reasons. The firefighter was discharged.

Damage to the home was extensive. A majority of the home had severe smoke, fire, and water damage. There was no damage to adjacent homes.

A fire investigation was conducted by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal with the assistance of the Streator Fire Department and Streator Police Department. The cause of the fire remains undetermined but not suspicious.

The Streator Fire Department was assisted by Advanced Medical Transport, the Streator Police Department, Nicor, ComEd, Vcom dispatch, Illinois-American Water, Streator Animal Control and Streator Public Works.

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