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Name released of Pinckneyville man killed in overnight fire

PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

The investigation into a deadly fire overnight in Pinckneyville is underway Thursday morning.

Pinckneyville Police Chief John Griffin says 63-year-old Henry J. Bardle was killed in the fire at a home at 137 Wisconsin St.

An autopsy is underway Thursday morning.

The man was at the home alone. No one else was injured or killed.

Police say they first got a call at 8:41 p.m. Wednesday.  They believe the fire started in the front area of the home.

The fire cheif says the fire was likely started by a lit cigarette in or near the bed.

Investigators believe the cause of the fire is accidental.

The state fire marshal's office has been called in to investigate.

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