Coroner Identifies Three Killed in Monday’s House Fire in Zeigler

Coroner Identifies Three Killed in Monday’s House Fire in Zeigler

ZEIGLER, IL — Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has released the names of the three people killed in a Monday afternoon house fire in Zeigler.

They are 23-year-old Travis R. Craig, 3-year-old Talen E. Craig and one-and-a-half-year-old Legan  R. Craig.

Leffler says the cause of these deaths are still under investigation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by local authorities and the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office.

According to the Zeigler Fire Department, when firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed with people still trapped inside and at least one person was outside of the home in need of medical attention.

Several area fire departments were called in for mutual aid. Police officers from Zeigler and Christopher and firefighters all attempted to enter the home to rescue any victims but were unable to do so. A defensive fire attack was required to bring the fire under control.

One woman was located outside of the home and was treated by Abbott EMS paramedics until she was airlifted from the scene to a burn center.

A firefighter was injured at the scene and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. The firefighter has been treated and released.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.

Concert Calendar

POSTPONED – Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets at Stifel Theatre

POSTPONED – Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets at Stifel Theatre

ON SALE • NOWPRICE • $59, $69, $89, $109 Click HERE to purchase tickets Jan 2 – It is with great regret that due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the North American tour until later in the year. Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment due to this. We are…

Local Weather