One dead in Belvidere garage fire

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO) — A body has been recovered from a Belvidere home after a fire Friday morning.

Fire crews responded shortly before noon to a home in the 9700 block of Wilcox Drive for a reported garage fire.

Fire officials say it took nearly two hours to put the fire out.

Neighbors say the person who lived in the house was an elderly man who lived on his own.

The Boone County Sheriff said the circumstances of the fire do not appear to be suspicious, but the fire is still under investigation.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released, as the family has yet to be notified.

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