Chicago: Fire in Little Village neighbourhood kills eight

26 August 2018, 08:47 PM
Chicago: Fire in Little Village neighbourhood kills eight (Representational image)
Chicago: Fire in Little Village neighbourhood kills eight (Representational image)

Officials say a fire in a Chicago neighbourhood has left eight people dead, including six children. Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago told reporters that one of the children who was killed in the fire on Sunday was an infant.

The cause of the blaze hasn’t been determined.

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Officials say firefighters were called around 4 am to a house fire in the city’s Little Village neighbourhood.

At least two buildings caught fire, one of them a coach house. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said those killed were all from the same residence.

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He says investigators have not found working smoke detectors.

First Published: Sunday, August 26, 2018 08:41 PM
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