Officials are not yet releasing the name of the person killed in a home fire early Monday morning. Firefighters responded to 2100 N. Sixth St. just before 2 a.m. Monday to find the house “fully involved” with flames.
According to Fire Chief Mark Regenwether, the Clinton Police Department, in conjunction with the Clinton County Medical Examiner’s office, will release the name once positive identification has been achieved and the next of kin has been given time to notify family members. Clinton Herald news partner WQAD-8 has determined that the deceased was a popular Clinton hairdresser, though the Herald has not been able to confirm that or the deceased’s name through official sources.
Fire officials will meet at the site of the fire today to continue the investigation. Regenwether said they will try to determine the cause of the fire, which completely destroyed the home. He said the flames were so high and the heat so intense, that firefighters had to defensively fight the fire prior to entering the structure.
After the flames were under control, a sweep of the building confirmed that one occupant had not been able to escape.