Chicago fire: 4-year-old boy killed, 3 children critically hurt in West Humboldt Park basement blaze

Chicago fire: 4-year-old boy killed, 3 children critically hurt in West Humboldt Park basement blaze

CHICAGO (TOC) — A 4-year-old boy was killed and three different youngsters had been critically damage in a basement hearth on the Northwest Aspect, the Chicago Police Division mentioned.

The lethal blaze was within the West Humboldt Park neighborhood’s 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue, police mentioned.

The 4-year-old boy was taken to AMITA Well being Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Middle, the place he was pronounced useless. A second boy, 5, was taken to Lurie Kids’s Hospital in crucial situation. A 3rd boy, 7, was taken to the Loyola College Medical Middle in crucial situation. The fourth boy, 11, was additionally taken to Loyola in crucial situation. The kids all suffered from smoke inhalation, based on police.

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Two adults had been additionally injured within the blaze, police mentioned. A 40-year-old lady was taken to West Suburban Hospital in good situation with minor smoke inhalation, officers mentioned. A person, 35, was taken to St. Mary’s with minor smoke inhalation and was in good situation, police mentioned.

Officers had been investigating the reason for the hearth.

The Chicago Fireplace Division mentioned corporations who responded will distribute smoke detectors and hearth security literature and communicate with neighbors about hearth security at 10:00 a.m. CFD inspired residents to test their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Police didn’t present additional details about the incident.

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