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One confirmed dead as firefighters battle house fire in Port Byron

The Rock Island County Sheriff has confirmed that all but one person escaped a Port Byron house fire safely.

PORT BYRON, Ill. — The Rock Island County Sheriff has confirmed that all but one person escaped a Port Byron house fire safely.

At around 8:42 P.M. firefighters received a call that the home was already fully engulfed.

Everyone else inside the home was evacuated before officers arrived on scene 

As of 10:15 P.M., Thursday, July 2, crews were still working down the flames.