Christopher Fire Department

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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.

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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.