2-year-old killed in West Pullman fire, officials say

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CHICAGO — A 2-year-old child was killed in a fire in West Pullman Tuesday, Chicago Fire Department officials said.

Fire crews responded to a home on the 12200 South Lafayette Avenue around 11:45 a.m. for a still and box fire.

Fire officials said the fire started on the second floor in the boy’s room. The boy’s mother attempted to rescue the boy from the flames but was injured.

The 2-year-old boy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The boy’s mother was also taken to the hospital and has stabilized, officials said.

Investigators said there weren’t any working smoke detectors inside the home, and that the three adults downstairs did not know the child’s room was on fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Anyone who is in need of a working smoke detector can call Chicago Fire Department and they can help.

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