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Fatal fire in Chicago, 12-6-23

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One resident was in critical condition and others may be unaccounted for after a fire tore through a home in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood overnight.

The fire broke out at around 1 a.m. at a home at 1200 S. Kedvale, with officials describing the building as unstable. Three people were hospitalized.

According to the CFD, two of those injured were Chicago Police officers, who were helping to rescue occupants when the front porch of the building collapsed. Those officers were transported to a hospital in serious but stable condition. According to the Chicago Police Department, the officers suffered non-life threatening injuries. At least one office has been released.

The woman, 75, who was also transported to a nearby hospital, was last listed in critical condition.

By early Wednesday morning, the fire had been struck out. However, firefighters were still searching for possible victims, as not all occupants of the home were believed to be accounted for.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-26-23

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A 54-year-old woman was killed in a fire on the South Side Wednesday morning.

The home, on the corner of Princeton Avenue and 108th Street in West Roseland was fully engulfed by the time the call came in at around 6:40 a.m.

Upstairs, Marshall Lewis, who said he is a Cook County Sheriff’s sergeant, heard his smoke alarm going off and rushed to get out and call 911. He tried to save himself and his landlord, living downstairs.

The flames were so intense, it was hard to get to the victim inside. The 54-year-old woman, fire officials said, was found in her room.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-23-23

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About 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Chicago firefighters responded to a fire at a home in the 3800 block of North Odell Avenue. A woman in her 70s was found and pronounced dead. Two others declined treatment at the scene.

The Cook County Medical Examiner identified her as 78-year-old Francine Matchitelli.

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Multiple fatal fire in Chicago, 3-7-23 (more)

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In the last hours of her life, Summer Day-Stewart’s family held on to one consolation. Plans were made to donate her organs and those of her three young children who died in a house fire last week. Doctors said at least eight life-saving transplants would be performed.

Summer’s husband Walter, a Chicago firefighter, gave his wife CPR, but fire officials said her injuries and those of their children were too severe. 

Ezra, the middle child, had been diagnosed with autism and did not speak. But he always had a smile on his face.

Emory, the youngest, was just a toddler but already loved fire trucks and wanted to be just like his father.

Day-Stewart had close friends across the country, and memorials to the family are in the works in Chicago, Oregon, and California. 

The Chicago firefighters union is collecting donations for the family as well.

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Multiple fatal fire in Chicago, 3-7-23 (more)

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A house fire has claimed the lives of all four family members of Chicago Firefighter Walter Stewart. The fire broke out just after 9 p.m. in the 2500-block of North Rutherford Avenue on Tuesday night. Everyone inside the home suffered severe smoke inhalation.

The blaze claimed the lives of Stewart’s wife, 36-year-old Summer Day-Stewart, who died on Friday, as well as the couple’s 7-year-old son, Ezra Stewart, who died on Wednesday. The two remaining children, a 2-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl — who have been hospitalized since the fire — passed away Friday night.

Ignite the Spirit, a Chicago Fire Department charity, has established a fund to support the family.

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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A Chicago firefighter’s wife has died from her injuries days after her son was killed in a Northwest Side fire.

She has been identified as 36-year-old Summer Day-Stewart. Her 7-year-old son, Ezra Stewart, also died after the Montclare house fire on Tuesday night. Ezra died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Two other children were critically injured in the fire, which broke out just after 9 p.m. in the 2500-block of North Rutherford Avenue. Everyone inside the home suffered severe smoke inhalation.

A deceased pet was also seen being removed from the home Wednesday morning.

Chicago fire officials passed out smoke alarms and fire prevention materials near where the fire occurred, as they always do after a deadly blaze. It’s a reminder to check devices and change batteries in the detectors, especially as we approach the time change weekend.

The home involved in the fire did have detectors.

Ignite the Spirit, a Chicago Fire Department charity, has established a fund to support the family.

Fire inspectors are working on determining the cause of the fire. Investigators wouldn’t say whether or not the fire was intentional as the cause remains under investigation.

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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A young boy who suffered smoke inhalation after the Montclare home he was in caught fire has died.

Ezra Stewart, 7, had been listed in critical condition after police and firefighters responded to a house fire at 2550 N. Rutherford Ave on Tuesday. The home belongs to a member of the Chicago Fire Department, who was on duty at the time of the blaze.

The firefighter’s wife, 34, and two other young children, ages 7 and 2, also suffered smoke inhalation, and they remain hospitalized in critical condition.

The firefighter, who heard the call come in through dispatch, was taken to the scene by a battalion chief and worked to perform life-saving measures on his family before they were taken to the hospital.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 12-21-22

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 11-22-22

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2-11 ALARM/MAYDAY HAS BEEN STRUCK-OUT BY 2-1-25 & EMS PLAN I SECURED. 1 Firefighter minor injury. CFD has confirmed 1 civilian fire fatality, from 1813 N Sawyer

Sadly, a fatality resulted from a fire at 1813 N. Sawyer St. Fire companies and Public Education will be on that block distributing smoke detectors and fire safety literature today at 2:00 pm. Please check your smoke and CO detectors to ensure they are functioning properly. 

Update. One firefighter being evaluated at Stroger after sustaining injury at the fire on Sawyer. The member is alert and comfortable. Should make full recovery.; #ChicagoFD; #fatalfire;

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Chicago Fire Department news

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At about 4 a.m. on Saturday, firefighters were called to the 10500 block of South Forest Avenue for a fire on the second floor of the home. A 71-year woman was found unresponsive and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was identified as Patricia Farmer by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

 A 77-year-old man that was also in the house was listed in critical condition at the same hospital. In addition, a firefighter was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital with a knee injury after a fall, and was listed in good condition.

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