Fatal Leaf River Fire

On Friday, November 10, 2017, at 0039 hours the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call advising of a structure fire at 209 W. 2nd St. Leaf River.  Deputies arrived on scene at 0046 hours and observed the first floor of the two-story residence fully engulfed.  Three residents had escaped the home, a fourth occupant was unaccounted for.  Two occupants were transported to Rockford hospitals with serious injuries.  Gregory Wood, 19 was located in a second-floor bedroom after the fire was extinguished and pronounced deceased by the Ogle County Coroner.   The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the State Fire Marshal and Illinois State Police Crime Scene personnel.