Mother, Son Critically Injured in Suspicious Fire at West Side Home

The fire broke out on the first floor of a two-story home

Two people are in critical condition after a fire deemed suspicious broke out at a home in the East Garfield Park neighborhood early Sunday morning.

The fire started at about 3:05 a.m. on the first floor of a two-story building in the 300 block of South Albany.

Two people were injured in the blaze. An elderly woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and a man was taken to Stroger Hospital. Both are in critical condition.

Family members identified the victims as an 80-year-old mother and her son. The mother has lived in the house for 47 years, they said.

The is being investigated as arson, police sources say.

A K9 unit on the scene detected gas, another police official said.

This is the second fire on the street in three days, according to Fr. Christopher Krymski of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica.

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