MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - Two people are dead after a barn structure fire happened Friday, October 6 around 3:30 p.m.
The barn next to a house on Finney Road was filled with flames when the Murphysboro Pamona Sommerset FD arrived at the scene.
According to the Jackson County Coroner, the victims are 77-year-old Fred Ellis of Murphysboro and 31-year-old David Kleinschmidt also of Murphysboro.
Both individuals were said to be working in the barn when the fire began.
The cause of the fire is unknown at the time.