Two Dead in Belleville Trailer Fire

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February 05, 2018 - 9:58 am
aftermath of a fatal fire

Belleville Fire Department


BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) - UPDATE: The victims of Monday's mobile home fire in Belleville were the home's resident and a man from Minnesota.

67-year-old James Bell lived in the trailer on South 15th Street. 65-year-old Michael Hangsleben was living in Minnesota, but had relatives in Belleville.

The fire's cause is under investigation, but Fire Chief Tom Pour says the home had several space heaters and no working smoke detectors.

Previous reporting:

A trailer fire in Belleville overnight leaves two people dead.

The Belleville Fire Department posted on Twitter that crews responded to South 15th Street at 12:25 a.m.

They found a trailer on fire, and responders determined two people were dead inside.

As of now, the causes of death and the fire are under investigation.