Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Tue July 29, 2014
Bartonville woman dies in house fire
Police say the home caught fire around 4 a.m. Tuesday. The woman and her teenage daughter were safely out of the home, but the woman ran back inside.
Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll has identified the woman as 44-year old Wendy Rybolt.
Police Chief Brian Fengel said officer Salvador Lopez tried to save the woman but was overwhelmed by smoke. Fengel said Lopez is recovering at a local hospital.
The fire is being investigated, but authorities say there doesn't appear to be anything suspicious.