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updated: 5/12/2014 11:38 AM

Body found after Illinois apartment complex fire

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VANDALIA, Ill. -- Authorities say an autopsy is planned for a man who was found dead in a central Illinois apartment building by firefighters extinguishing a fire.

According to WAND-TV ( ), the fire broke out Saturday morning at an apartment complex in Vandalia. The town is about 70 miles east of St. Louis.

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Residents were evacuated and as firefighters went through the building they found the man dead in a first-floor hallway.

Illinois fire marshals are investigating.

An autopsy is planned for the man on Monday.

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