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Homeowner found dead in Lake Villa house fire

SHARE Homeowner found dead in Lake Villa house fire
SHARE Homeowner found dead in Lake Villa house fire

A man was found dead after a fire in his home Tuesday morning in north suburban Lake Villa.

At 7:38 a.m., deputies responded to a fire at a home in the 36900 block of North Corona Drive in unincorporated Lake Villa, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

They found smoke coming from the northwest side of the home.

The Lake Villa Fire Protection District found the homeowner, 56-year-old Curtis L. Alcorn, dead in a bedroom, according to the sheriff’s office. His preliminary cause of death is related to the fire, however the coroner’s office is awaiting toxicology results and testing to make a final determination.

The fire appears to be accidental and is not thought to be suspicious, according to the sheriff’s office.

The State Fire Marshal’s office, fire protection district and Lake County coroner’s office are investigating, along with the sheriff’s office.

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