CLINTON — A 76-year-old Clinton man has been identified as the victim of a fatal Friday night fire in Clinton.

Sam A. Meade died at 6:32 p.m. Friday at his residence from injuries suffered in the house fire, said DeWitt County Coroner Randy Rice.

About 6 p.m. Friday, the Clinton Fire Department was called to the 1100 block of East Jefferson Street where firefighters found “heavy fire conditions” in a two-story apartment building.

The Clinton Fire Department received assistance from Wapella, Kenney, Maroa, Farmer City, Waynesville and Randolph Township fire departments and Hickory Point Fire Protection District. The DeWitt County EMS, Clinton Police Department and DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office were also on scene.

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Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow


Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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