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Names released in fatal Mendota fire

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2016

The names of two women carried out of a burning home in Mendota have been released.

According to the Mendota Police Department, 62-year-old Cynthia Milliron died Saturday from injuries sustained in the house fire on Burlington Street.  Sixty-six-year-old Mary Boustead is listed in critical condition at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford.

First responders were called at around three in the afternoon Saturday about a two-story house on fire in the 700 block of Burlington Street.  The fire was put out in a couple of hours.  The cause of the fatal fire remains under investigation.

One Mendota Police officer at the fire scene was treated and released from OSF St. Paul Medical Center in Mendota for smoke inhalation.

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