81-year-old man found dead in house fire

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Keith E. Fredericks of Polo, IL was found dead inside his home as a result of a house fire.

The Polo Fire Department, along with eight regional agencies responded to a call at 502 West Buffalo Street 11:45 p.m. Saturday night.  Upon arrival where found the attached garage fully engulfed in fire, hot enough to melt the car inside. 

Firefighters say there was significant smoke inside the house, where they found Fredericks, when they searched it.

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into Fredericks’s death at the request of the Polo Police Department.

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