Chicago firefighters responded to a house fire on Saturday at 10728 South Prairie. They rescued a 66-year old woman, but did not find a young boy in the attic. The Chicago Tribune reports:
Firefighters were called to the 1 1/2 story frame home about 10 a.m. and found smoke and flames coming largely from the basement of the home, said Fire Department spokesman Kevin MacGregor. The fire was traveling up the inside of the home’s walls rapidly, he said.
A boy was found dead in an attic crawlspace several hours after firefighters rescued a woman from a Roseland neighborhood house fire this morning, fire officials said.
A woman, 66, was rescued from the home in the 10700 block of South Prairie Avenue, but the boy, believed to be age 7, was found in an attic crawlspace by fire investigators several hours after the fire was extinguished, officials said.
The article can be found HERE.
An updated article reported that the boy:
Omariontae Tucker died of carbon monoxide intoxication and inhalation of smoke and soot from the fire, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The office ruled the boy’s death an accidental death, officials said.
This article can be read in it’s entirety HERE.
The most recent updated article from this morning states that the grandmother has died.
The fire that claimed a 7-year-old boy over the weekend also killed his grandmother, who died at a suburban hospital on Sunday afternoon, officials said.
An autopsy was scheduled for this morning for Barbara Scott, who was rescued from a home in the 10700 block of South Prairie Avenue Saturday morning, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and fire officials.
Medical examiner’s officials said Scott was 61, while officials initially said she was 66.
This latest article can be found HERE.
Tim Olk was at the scene and submitted several images.
A gallery with more of Tim’s images from this fire can be viewed HERE.