A house fire in a Chicago, Illinois home has left two children dead. The house fire allegedly started when the children used a space heater. The house fire raises the Chicago house fire death toll before the year’s end. House fires, especially in cold areas like Chicago, are common when faulty space heaters are used or if a landlord’s smoke detectors are broken or missing. The most recent house fire leaves a mother childless, the mother did not sustain fire injuries or burn injuries since she was not home when the nighttime fire occurred. There is still an ongoing investigation as to the cause of the fire. The investigation will likely look at if adequate house smoke detectors were in place and if the space heater used was a faulty space heater. To read more about this tragic story click here.