BELLFLOWER — Authorities are continuing to investigate a weekend fire in Bellflower that left one woman dead.

McLean Country Sheriff Jon Sandage said at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, a sheriff’s deputy on patrol observed a house fully engulfed by fire in the 400 block of First Street in Bellflower. Fire Departments from Bellflower, Saybrook and Farmer City responded.

“After extinguishing the fire, a female was located deceased in the residence,” he said.

An autopsy is scheduled. The woman’s name has not yet been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the McLean County Sheriff’s Department, the McLean County Coroner’s Office and the MABAS Division 41 Fire Investigation Team.

It was the second fatal fire in McLean County in less than one week. On Wednesday, a 76-year-old Normal woman died in a house fire at 1313 Baugh Drive in Normal. The cause of that fire is also still undetermined.

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