Grandmother, 5-year-old boy killed in Minooka house fire

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MINOOKA, Ill. — A woman and young boy were killed in a house fire on a farm in southwest suburban Minooka.

The fire broke out at ranch house on Bell Road, just north of US 6, around 1 a.m. Friday.

When fire crews arrived to the scene, a mother and her 4-year-old child had already escaped the fire. A 5-year-old boy and his 57-year-old grandmother were trapped inside.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to an area hospital, where she later died.

The victims have been identified as Susan Weber and Wavelyn Fitch.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.


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