Urbana officials say a 96-year-old man has died in a house fire. Firefighters were called to the home around 10:45 Monday night. The man died after being taken to Carle Foundation Hospital. The home was reportedly owned by William Sleator, and his brother-in-law, Nicholas Temperley, confirmed that Sleator had died in the fire. The coroner's office did not immediately return phone and email messages. Urbana firefighters requested mutual aid from the Savoy Fire Department at midnight, after part of the second floor had collapsed onto the first floor. The fire marshal says nobody else was home at the time of the fire. He says the fire remains under investigation.
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