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Bartonville Fire Victim Identified



Bartonville Police and Firefighters were called to 319 Harrison Street around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday for a house fire.

When they arrived, they were told a woman was still inside. 

The home was filled with smoke. Firefighters found Wendy Rybolt, 44, in a back bedroom. 

Rybolt and her 13-year-old daughter had gotten out of the home, but Rybolt went back in to get her cell phone, and was overcome by smoke.

Rybolt was transported to OSF St. Francis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead just before 4:30 a.m.

An officer was also taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and observation.

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