The individual found dead in an early Friday morning fire has been identified. Fayette County Coroner Dave Harris says the body which was discovered in the rural Shobonier fire on Friday morning has positively been identified as 70 year Reggie A. Harre. Harris says that Harre was the resident of the home which was destroyed by the fire.
The Vandalia Fire Department responded to a fire early Friday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Meadows said the call came in at about 4:55am Friday morning of a house fire south of Shobonier. Meadows says when the department responded, flames were seen by firefighters about two miles from the site and the residence was fully involved as they got to the scene. St. Peter Fire Department was called to aid VFD and they were able to clear the scene at about 9:30am.
In the report from Fayette County Coroner Dave Harris, it states all the agencies were dispatched to the structure fire at the Reggie Harre residence in rural Shobonier. Harris says the remains of an, at the time, unidentified person were located in the front bedroom of the burned structure. Harris states in his report the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office had been dispatched to the same residence the previous evening due to the occupant’s complaint that he has no power to the main house.