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Two Die in Weekend House Fire in Jackson County

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says two people died in a house fire Saturday.

Just before 6:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call about a structure fire in rural Rockwood.

When first responders arrived, the home was fully engulfed. Firefighters from the Campbell Hill Fire Protection District and all surrounding agencies responded to assist with firefighting efforts.

Names of the two people who died in the fire are being withheld until family members are notified.

Participating emergency service agencies include the Campbell Hill Fire Department, Jackson County Ambulance Service, Ava Fire Department, Steeleville Fire Department, Sparta Fire Department, Chester Fire Department, Percy Fire Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.