3 children, man die in extra-alarm fire in Chicago

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CHICAGO — Three children and a man died in an extra-alarm fire in Chicago Tuesday morning.

Police say they received arson reports at about 1:35 a.m. before sending 10 ambulances and about 150 firefighters to the fire, according to the Chicago Tribune. The fire started as a 2-11 alarm but quickly upgraded to a 3-11 alarm.

A 3-month-old baby was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m. The bodies of a man and two children were located at the part of the building where the fire started.

In addition, a man was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition, and two more were taken to the hospital, one in fair condition, the other in good condition.

Authorities say they have a man suspected of starting the fire in custody.

Witnesses say they saw people jumping from the building to avoid the fire.

Chicago Tribune reporter Alex Chachevitch posted this video to her Instagram page:


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