10 Minors Killed in Residential Building Fire Near Little Village

Ten minors are dead after an early Sunday morning fire broke out in a three-story residential building near the Little Village neighborhood on Chicago's West Side — one of the biggest tragedies the city's fire department has seen in years, officials say.

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Crosses have already been placed for some of the victims who were killed Sunday morning near the Little Village neighborhood on Chicago's West Side.
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It's considered one of the biggest tragedies the city's fire department has seen in years, officials say.
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Officials said they received a call that a fire broke out at 2224 S. Sacramento Ave. around 4 a.m.
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Fire Commissioner Jose A. Santiago said the call came from a woman who said she came home from work and smelled the fire.
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Police say the victims were immediately found in the second floor (the first floor was vacant) of the structure, which was described as a "coach house."
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By the time fire crews got inside the building, seven people were already dead, officials say.
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Two others, a teen and an adult were severely injured and transported to Stroger Hospital, Santiago said.
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“We have not had this in many, many, many years, this amount of fatalities and injuries in one location," expressed Santiago. "This is very unusual.”
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A firefighter lieutenant, Santiago said, was also injured in the fire and transported to Rush hospital where he remains in good, stable condition.
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The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.
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Officials also say it was unknown whether there were smoke detectors in the residence.
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the local alderman have both been alerted, Santiago said.
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