The SouthTownStar reports that:

A 78-year-old Park Forest man and a 59-year-old Park Forest woman were killed Tuesday afternoon in a fire at their home, a firefighter said.

 Park Forest Fire Department crews responded to the fire in the first block of Ash Street, according to the firefighter, who declined to provide further details.

The people were identified as Julia Markeo, 78, and Darrell Nelson, 59, both of whom lived in the home, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

They were taken to St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights, where they were pronounced dead at 3:01 and 2:55 p.m., respectively, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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