One Person Killed in Freeport Apartment Fire

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One person is dead after a fire in Freeport Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to the fire around 6 a.m. at the apartment building at Main and Galena in downtown Freeport. When they arrived, flames were visible from outside of the building.

Several people were inside at the time. Firefighters were able to rescue them. Two were sent to the hospital, where one of them died as a result of her injuries. She has only been identified as a 65-year-old woman. Her name will be released once family is notified. The other victim is expected to survive.

The cause is under investigation although fire officials believe it was accidental.

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