Smoke detectors weren't working in a Humboldt Park apartment building where a toddler died Wednesday in a fire, an investigation showed.
Fire Department investigators found detectors on the first and second floors, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, but they didn't work.
Wednesday's fire broke out around 5 p.m. at 3114 W. Franklin. Firefighters responded within two minutes but were immediately met with intense heat and flames that melted the detectors on the ceiling in the front room.
A 2 1/2-year-old girl, identified as Miracle Hooks, was found in a back bedroom on the first floor of the two-story building. The fire displaced five families, a total of 33 people.
Investigators continue to investigate and said the cause of the fire hasn't been determined. They could not confirm an earlier report that a space heater sparked the blaze.
They said the fire didn't appear to be suspicious.