DIETERICH, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A man was found dead Thursday morning after a fire in Effingham County.
Emergency crews were called to a fully engulfed house fire just after 9 a.m.
After putting the fire out, officials discovered the body of Jason Baughman, 48, who was staying at the home.
Police said the house did not have power, running water or any working utilities, but investigators found propane and other auxiliary fuel sources at the home.
Police did not believe that any foul place was involved, and the death appeared to be an accident.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Effingham County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.