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Fatal fire in Cicero, 2-4-20

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A 5-year-old boy and his grandfather died early Tuesday after a fire broke out in their home in west suburban Cicero, according to fire officials.

Just after midnight Tuesday, Cicero firefighters responded to calls of a fire at a home in the 4700 block of West 12th Place. Crews found the body of a 5-year-old boy and a man in a second-floor unit. At least four other residents were displaced due to the fire.

“This was a very difficult fire,” said Cicero Fire Chief Dominic Buscemi. “Our firefighters fought through the flames to get to the upstairs bedroom where we believed a man and a child and possibly others were located but we couldn’t save them. The child had a faint pulse but died at the scene. The grandfather was deceased in the burning structure and we were able to recover his body.”

One firefighter was taken to MacNeal Hospital with minor injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation but strong wind conditions are believed to have played a role in increasing the strength and size of the flames.

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Fatal fire in Cicero, 8-1-14 (more)

More on the fatal fire in Cicero 8-1-14. Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. and radio traffic from Steve Redick.

E-ONE tower ladder at night fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

E-ONE tower ladder at night fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

E-ONE tower ladder at night fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

E-ONE tower ladder at night fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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Fatal fire in Cicero, 8-1-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Cicero had a fire in a three-story, brick, residential unit in the 5000 block of 30th Street that also apparently had living space in the attic. Somewhere around 1:30Am, companies arrived to find heavy fire out the second-floor rear, with flames extending to the third floor and the attic space. They had reports that all but one resident were accounted for, though it was not known if the unaccounted for resident had been home.

After an interior attack, companies were pulled out of the building as fire vented through the roof. A defensive attack was initiated which included a master stream from Cicero Truck 1. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional companies around 2AM.

Primary and secondary searches had been completed on the first three floors, but they were unable to search the attic until the bulk of the fire had been knocked down. A victim was later discovered in the attic space.

fire in a four-story residential building in Cicero IL

Flames are visible in the attic space and through the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

charred remains of a building after a fatal fire

A view of the rear of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE tower ladder on tight street

Cicero Truck 1 setup in front of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

damaged building - site of a fatal fire

The top was the attic space. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Dash CF PUC at a night fire scene

First fire for Cicero Engine 3. Larry Shapiro photo

roof destroyed by fire

Much of the roof was in. Larry Shapiro photo

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