Archive for May 2nd, 2022

Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-3-22

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A 3-year-old girl who in an apartment fire Saturday morning in Bronzeville on the South Side, has been identified as Story I. Chamba. She died of burns and smoke inhalation after being pulled from the flames.

The cause of the fire has been ruled to be incendiary, possibly caused by cooking on the stove.

The 3-year-old and her 13-year-old brother were home alone when the fire broke out early Saturday morning in the 600-block of East 43rd Street.

Officials said the children’s mother had been at work and was returning home as the fire department arrived, and found flames shooting out of the second-floor apartment.

A third-floor resident woke up to the sound of fire alarms and the smell of smoke.

Firefighters beat back the flames and were able to force their way into the building in an effort to rescue anyone still inside. The little girl was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later died from her injuries. Her brother was not hurt.

Because someone died in the fire, firefighters returned to the neighborhood later in the afternoon to pass out smoke detectors and fire safety information.

No one else was hurt in the fire, probably because there were working smoke detectors inside the building at the time, officials said.

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New engine for Highland Park (more)

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