Father, Son Critically Injured in Englewood Fire

Investigators said the fire on the 6400 block of South Marshfield started just after 9 a.m. Friday

Friday, Jan 18, 2013  |  Updated 9:29 PM CDT
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Father, Son Critically Injured in Englewood Fire

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A father and son were both fighting for their lives Friday after the building caught fire in the city's Englewood neighborhood.

Fire investigators said they believe the fire, on the 6400 block of South Marshfield Avenue, began on the second floor and then quickly spread throughout the building. Firefighters rescued a 71-year-old father and his 48-year-old son.

"I was doing laundry and I thought somebody had burned something cooking or something. And then they banged on my door and were like, 'There's a fire upstairs.' And then I rushed out and they dragged two people out," said first floor resident Shaneka East.

A third person was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and was said to be in good condition.

Residents said the pair may have been using space heaters but there was no official word by Friday evening as to what caused the fire.
 

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