Bureau County Sheriff's Department

A fire has claimed the life of a Bureau County woman.

Investigators say 71-year-old Sylvia Johnson died after being trapped inside a burning house Tuesday night in the 100 block of South Peoria Street in Bureau Junction.  An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.  Nobody else was involved in the blaze that’s still under investigation.

The coroner’s office says there is nothing suspicious about the fire. it broke out Tuesday night just after 7:30. 

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