Christopher Fire Department

Congressman Mike Bost's office

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost honored fallen firefighter Kody Vanfossan of Christopher in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.


The Illinois State Fire Marshal Office is investigating the cause of a weekend fire that left a volunteer firefighter in southern Illinois dead.

Kody Vanfossan died early Sunday fighting a fire at a vacant, two-story building that once housed a furniture store in Christopher.