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Victim identified in fatal house fire near Glen Ellyn

Richard Carbone, 32, died in April 7 fire

Richard Carbone, 32, was killed April 7 in a house fire on Western Avenue in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn.
Richard Carbone, 32, was killed April 7 in a house fire on Western Avenue in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn.

The DuPage County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed April 7 in a house fire on Western Avenue in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn.

He has been identified as Richard Carbone, 32, according to a news release from the Coroner's Office. The Coroner's Office, along with the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, has been investigating the death.

Following an autopsy, a preliminary cause of death is pending following further studies, the release stated.

The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company responded to the reported structure fire at 11:01 a.m. and upgraded it to a box alarm, according to a release from the company.

Heavy fire was coming from the home's second-story front windows and roof, the release stated. The home immediately to the north also was on fire.

Firefighters helped one resident evacuate from the house, and he advised another person was most likely inside, according to the release. The fire was then upgraded to a second alarm, and after a search of the house, Carbone was located. He did not survive the fire, the release stated.

Both homes sustained severe damage. Glen Ellyn was assisted by firefighters from Bloomingdale, Glenside, Carol Stream, Lombard, Wheaton, York Center, Villa Park and Darien-Woodridge, according to the release.

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