EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – An Edwardsville man is dead following a mobile home fire early Thursday morning.

Crews were called to the home on Chain of Rocks Road shortly after midnight. They found 70-year-old John Beckovich dead – confined to a rear bedroom because of poor health.

His daughter, who tentatively identified him, escaped. She tried to help him but the flames were too intense.

Authorities still need to consult dental records to confirm the man’s identity.

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