Eight people were killed in a fire at an apartment building in Chicago


One teen and an adult were in critical condition. All the victims were found on the second floor. At least two buildings caught fire, one of them described by fire department officials as a coach house. The cause of the fire, which occurred on the 2200 block of Sacramento Avenue in the city’s Marshall Square neighborhood, is not yet known.


No smoke detectors were found at the scene. Two other people, including one firefighter who is now in good condition, were also hospitalized. Officials had not released the names or ages of the victims, all of whom were in the same residence. Neighbors heard a loud bang before the fire broke out. The American Red Cross planned to work with the Chicago Fire Department to canvass the neighborhood to ensure homes have functional smoke alarms installed. In this case. lifes were saved because a woman who saw the blaze as she was returning home from work called 911 around 4 a.m., then began knocking on doors. After blaze, a GoFundMe page has been set up by Enlace Chicago to raise money for funeral costs.


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