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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-8-18 (more)

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A boy died after suffering injuries in a morning fire at an apartment building on the city’s South Side in the 1400 block of W. 67th Pl. at about 10:30. The boy, who died at Comer Children’s Hospital, was identified as 3-year-old Maqkwone Jones.

A firefighter was taken to Northwestern Hospital after being overheated while battling the blaze.

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Fatal fire in Evanston, 1-23-18

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Evanston firefighters rushed to a home around 5 a.m. in the 1300 block of Oakton Street, where they found the three-story building in flames. The fire had started on the top floor of the building.

Firefighters struggled to make entry on the top floor and were forced to enter through the back of the building, though they noted that the fire was extinguished quickly. 

A 65-year-old man was pulled from the building and taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Later, Evanston fire officials reported the man had died. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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Fatal fire in Elgin, 1-21-18

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Elgin firefighters called to a home in the 400 block of Sadler Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Sunday found heavy smoke upon arrival. Initial reports indicated two people were in the mobile home but it was determined the second resident was not home at the time.

A man found by firefighters searching the house  was transported to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead. The Kane County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death. Two dogs perished in the fire.

The fire was ruled accidental after officials determined that heat tape being used to prevent pipes from freezing overheated. Elgin fire investigators received assistance from investigators from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Damage to the mobile home was estimated at $30,000, with additional losses to personal property.

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Fatal fire in Addison, 1-22-18

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Addison firefighters responded at 2:27 a.m. to a report from a bystander of a fire in the 700 block of South Ellsworth and found the blaze in a one-story, single-family home. Parts of the roof and ceiling had collapsed and crews could not enter areas of the home due to the fire’s large volume. No operating smoke detectors were heard inside the home.

Two people were found dead in one of the home’s rooms, and had not been identified Monday morning.

The Addison Police and Fire Protection District arson investigators, as well as the State Fire Marshall, are investigating the cause of the fire.

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