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3 Killed in Arlington Heights House Fire



    Officials said three people were killed in a house fire in Arlington Heights Wednesday. Michelle Relerford reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013)

    Three people were killed in an Arlington Heights house fire early Wednesday morning, police said.

    Officials were called to the scene after an Arlington Heights police officer called for help after smelling smoke around 3 a.m. in the 300 block of South Dunton Avenue.

    Police said three adults were killed as a result of the fire. Officials said one of the victims was a female, but genders on the other two bodies was not immediately known.

    Fire officials said they removed an unconscious woman from the home through the bedroom window. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Once fire officials were able to enter the home they discovered two other victims unconscious and unresponsive, according to a release from the Arlington Heights Fire Department.

    Both of the victims were also pronounced dead at the scene.

    Officials noted part of the roof collapsed in the blaze and the cause of the fire remained under investigation.

    The fire appears to have started in the kitchen and spread to the second floor of home, according to authorities, who noted no smoke detectors were sounding inside when fire officials responded to the scene.

    Check back for more details on this developing story.

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