A 28-year-old woman died and a boy went into cardiac arrest after a fire on the Far South Side early this morning.
A firefighter also suffered minor lacerations battling the fire, which broke
out shortly-before 2 a.m. in a three-story brick building in the 11200 block of
South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
After finding an interior stairwell engulfed in flames, fire officials
elevated the fire to a still-and-box alarm.
Officials called an EMS Plan 1, bringing at least five ambulances to the scene.
The fire was soon elevated to a 2-11 alarm.
During a search of the building, firefighters found the 28-year-old woman
suffering from smoke inhalation. She was taken to Roseland Community Hospital,
where she died.
The boy, who is believed to be about 8 years old, sustained third-degree
burns in the fire and was rushed in serious-to-critical to Advocate Christ
Medical Center in Oak Lawn
An 8-year-old boy has died after a suspicious fire in the Roseland
neighborhood Saturday that also left his mother dead.
Jovan Perkins was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after
sustaining third-degree burns in the blaze, which started just before 2 a.m.
Saturday in a three-story building in the 11200 block of South Martin Luther
King, Jr. Drive. He died overnight.