On Saturday 09/08/2018 at approximately 11:45p.m. the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire at 502 W. Buffalo St. in Polo. Polo Fire Protection District arrived on scene and observed a fully engulfed attached garage fire with significant smoke inside the residence.
During the search of the residence fire personnel located the only occupant of the house, Keith E. Fredricks 81, deceased.
Polo Fire Protection District requested a 2nd Alarm with mutual aid from Mt. Morris, Dixon City, Milledgeville, Dixon Rural, Advance Ambulance, Lanark, Forreston, and Oregon Fire Districts.
At the request of the Polo Police Department, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation.
The investigation continues and no additional information will be released at this time.