1 dead, 3 hospitalized, including police officers, in fires on Near West Side, in South Chicago

1 dead, 3 hospitalized, including police officers, in fires on Near West Side, in South Chicago

CHICAGO — A person was discovered useless in an condominium throughout a hearth Sunday morning on the Close to West Facet.

James Depriest, 50, was discovered contained in the condominium within the 2700 block of West Wilcox Avenue about 1:05 a.m., Chicago police and the Cook dinner County medical expert’s workplace stated.

He was pronounced useless on the scene, officers stated.

About quarter-hour later, two Chicago cops had been hospitalized and a girl was critically injured Sunday morning in one other hearth about 14 miles southeast in South Chicago on the Far South Facet.

Officers responded to the hearth inside a home within the 3000 block of East 79th Place about 1:20 a.m. and located a girl unresponsive, police stated.

She was carried outdoors by officers, the place they started chest compression, police stated.

She was taken to Trinity Hospital, the place she was in important situation, officers stated.

Two responding officers had been taken to a neighborhood hospital for smoke inhalation, police stated. Each had been in good situation, authorities stated.

No different accidents had been reported.

Hearth officers extinguished each fires and had been investigating the incidents.

(Supply: Solar-Instances Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Solar-Instances 2021.)

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