Death investigation underway after fire in Edgar County

WTHI Photo, Lonnie Wiram
WTHI Photo, Lonnie Wiram

EDGAR COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – Our crew at the scene reports a house is a total loss after a Monday morning fire in Edgar County.

The house is on  E. Terre Haute Road or also called Old Paris Road just east of Pumpkin Works. Fire crews report the house was fully engulfed when they arrived on scene.

No word on what caused this fire. An Edgar County Sheriff’s Deputy also stated that this is an active crime scene. A deceased male was found behind the home. Officials said his death is consistent with a suicide.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

News 10 will continue to follow this story and bring you more when information becomes available.