3 dead, child unaccounted for after fire in Oak Lawn home
Three people were found dead and one child is unaccounted for after a house fire in Oak Lawn.
Police say the child is under the age of 10.
The fire started at about 5 a.m. Wednesday in the 9800 block of 51st Avenue.
Neighbors say a retired couple and their adult son lived in the home.
Two of the bodies were found inside the house, and the third was apparently discovered inside the family’s SUV. The vehicle was towed away.
Detectives are waiting to receive the okay from firemen before they can enter the unsteady home to investigate the deaths.
Firefighter’s response was slowed down by frozen hydrants and hoses.