Authorities have released the identity of a 38-year-old woman who died after being rescued from a house fire in Round Lake on Saturday. A dog also died in the fire.
An autopsy performed Monday showed Nicole Goulding, 38, of Round Lake, died as a result of smoke inhalation, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.
Toxicology and carbon monoxide tests are still pending, the coroner’s office said.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Police Department responded around 9:48 a.m. Saturday to the 100 block of West Providence Lane in Round Lake for a report of a structure fire.
Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Joe Krueger said a neighbor called 911 after noticing dark-colored smoke coming from the roof of a residence.
Firefighters arrived on the scene in six minutes and found smoke showing from a two-story residential duplex.
Crews made entry into the residence to extinguish the fire and search for any occupants.
Krueger said firefighters located a woman, later identified as Goulding, and removed her from the second floor of the residence.
Goulding was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where she was pronounced dead.
Two dogs were also rescued from the home and one of them died. The second one survived, Krueger said.
Krueger said the fire appears to have originated on the first floor in the kitchen area.
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal was requested to help fire department investigators with the investigation.
Krueger said the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District said they are reminding residents to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their homes.
The fire district also said that all pathways to exit the residence should be unobstructed and accessible in an emergency.