Victim ID’ed in Fatal Lake Forest Fire, Cause of Death Pending Further Testing

(Lake Forest, IL)  A man who died in a Lake Forest fire late last week has been identified. Fire officials were called to a home in the 200 block of Noble Avenue during the pre-dawn hours of last Friday. The fire was said to be small, and contained to a garbage can, but a disabled resident was rescued from the home and hospitalized where he later died. Coroner’s officials say the autopsy on 71-year-old Denis Specketer showed signs consistent with a fire related passing…but that more tests are being performed to determine an official cause of death. No damage estimate was released from the fire, and a cause is still being investigated.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (2-24-22)