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1 Killed in Apartment Fire in Worden, Illinois

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WORDEN, Ill. (KMOX) – One person was killed after a fire broke out in an apartment complex in Worden, Illinois Thursday morning.

Volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze in the 300 block of Schneider Street around 7:15 a.m.

The fire quickly rose to a three-alarm blaze with fire departments from Hamel and Livingston aiding in the effort.

The victim was identified late Thursday as 45 year old Robert Blotevogel.

Worden is a small village in northeast Madison County. The population was roughly 1,000 people at the 2010 census.

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