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Person found dead after Island Lake house fire

A person was found dead early Monday after a house fire in northwest suburban Island Lake.

Crews responded to a tree on fire behind a home in the 200 block of South Shore Drive at 3:33 a.m., according to a statement from the Wauconda Fire District.

When crews arrived, they found heavy fire through the roof of a single-story home, according to the statement. They tried to search the home and encountered heavy smoke.

A female was found and removed from the house, according to the statement. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.

The fire was brought under control at 4:09 a.m., according to the statement. Crews remained at the scene until after 6 a.m.

Due to extensive damage, it is unknown if there were working smoke detectors at the home, according to the statement.

Wauconda Fire District investigators and the Illinois State Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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