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Toddler Killed in South Side Fire

A 2-year-old boy was killed in a house fire in Chicago’s South Side’s Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood. The fire occurred in a 1 ½ story house in the 5700 block of South Hoyne Avenue. When firefighters arrived they found the blaze “fully involved” with fire shooting out of windows from the front of the house. Firefighters found the toddler in a front bedroom and rushed him out of the burning home. The 2-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with personal injuries. He was pronounced dead by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Officer. The still-and-box alarm fire was extinguished and there were no other reports of personal injuries. The fire department remained on the scene Saturday night investigating the cause and origin of the blaze. At this time, no wrongful death lawsuits have been filed. To read the full story, click here.