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Fatal fire in Chicago 12-29-12

From the Chicago Tribune:

One person died and a 5-year-old girl suffered burns to her entire body during a fire in the Lawndale neighborhood that lasted only a few minutes early Saturday, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

An adult female died in the fire, fire officials said, with the other three victims still reported in critical condition. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not been notified.

The 5-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy, with burns to 35 percent of his body, were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County from their home in the 4200 block of West 21st Place.

A total of six people were taken to area hospitals, four in serious-to-critical condition. Police said the six were all from the same family. The fire broke out after 4:30 a.m.

The first responding engine didn’t see any fire but found one victim on the front lawn, said Chicago Fire Department District Chief Peter Van Dorpe. But the fire “vented,” meaning a window blew out and fed the fire oxygen, and immediately spread through the first floor.

Van Dorpe said the first battalion chief at the scene called an EMS Plan 1, for an extra five ambulances, and escalated the alarm to bring more firefighters to the scene.

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3-11 in Schiller Park 1-27-11 update

The Chicago Tribune reports that a second victim has been recovered in the debris of last week’s fatal fire in Schiller Park at the Horse Shoe Inn.

Four days after the owner of a Schiller Park tavern was found beaten to death inside his burned-out business, authorities Monday found the body of a woman there, officials said.

Schiller Park police identified the woman as Wendy Bonder, 61, of Schiller Park. According to Mike Marrazzo of the Schiller Park Police Department, Bonder was a regular patron of the Horseshoe Inn, 9639 Irving Park Road, and may have been a part-time bartender.

Investigators discovered Bonder’s body Monday inside the charred shell of the tavern “after meticulously removing ceiling debris measuring three feet in thickness that fell during the extinguishing of the fire,” according to a news release.

Police believe Bonder died of blunt force trauma.

Bonder was found inside the charred shell of the tavern. She was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The entire article can be found HERE. MyFoxChicago has an article HERE.

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