Edgar County Coroner Scott Barrett released details of a building fire Saturday morning that left two Parisians dead.

A call came in to the Edgar County 911 dispatch center at 6:07 a.m. on Saturday, October 1. The caller said the structure of the apartment was on fire and she was unable to get out of her second floor apartment. Paris police, Paris firefighters, Vermilion firefighters and Paris ambulances all responded to the call.

The building at 501 South Central Street in Paris housed four separate apartments and was completely engulfed in flames when first responders arrived on the scene. Building occupants who were able to get out informed first responders that there were two people missing.

As they worked to bring the blaze under control, firefighters found the body of 52-year-old Tammi S. Keefer in her upstairs apartment. She was later determined to be the caller of the 911 call. Firefighters also located the body of 72-year-old Bobby J. Turner in his ground floor apartment. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.

A male tenant was taken to Union Hospital where he was in stable condition and is expected to be released. A tenant was taken to hospital in Paris and released.

Autopsies will be performed Monday morning in Champaign, Illinois, by medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao. The incident is still under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshal, Paris Fire Department, Paris Police and Edgar County Coroner.