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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.

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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