One Dead after Morning House Fire in Shawneetown

A Southern Illinois man dies after an early morning house fire.
A Southern Illinois man dies after an early morning house fire.

Saline County Central Dispatch received a 911 call from a neighbor reporting the fire at the 200 block of W. Logan St. in Shawneetown at 7:47 a.m. Three fire departments were called to the scene.

Gallatin County EMS transported the resident, 42-year-old Mark P. Scates, to Harrisburg Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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