Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

Two people were seriously injured early Tuesday, when two homes caught fire around 2:30 a.m. in the 5100 block of West 29th Street. The flames from one house spread to a neighboring home due to windy conditions.

Police officers were first to arrive on the scene. They broke down the front door of the home where the fire started, found an 11-year-old boy by the front door, and pulled him out of the building, according to Cicero Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi.

“It was great work on PD’s part. They were first on the scene,” he said.

Paramedics took the boy and his mother to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood to be treated for smoke inhalation. Both were in serious condition.

The American Red Cross responded to the scene to help between 15 and 20 people forced out of their homes due to the fire.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Tags: , ,