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Building Where Child Suffered Life-Threatenin Burns In Fire Had Long List Of Code Violations


BUILDING. CBS 2’S CHARLIE DE MAR IS LIVE AT THE SCENE WITH MORE ON THE INVESTIGATION AND HOW THAT BOY IS DOING. GOOD EVENING, CHARLIE. Reporter: GOOD EVENING AND IT IS UNCLEAR RIGHT NOW IF THAT PRETEEN BOY WILL SURVIVE THROUGH THE NIGHT. HE’S IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. I SPOKE TO SEVERAL WITNESSES AT THE SCENE EARLIER TODAY. THAT BOY WAS ON FIRE FROM HIS HEAD TO HIS TOES. THE BOY CAME OUT AND HE WAS LITERALLY ON FIRE. I MEAN, BURNING. Reporter: THAT SEVERELY BURNED BOY JUST 12 OR 13 YEARS OLD. KALISTA DIXON LIVES ON THE SECOND FLOOR ACROSS THE HALL. FROM WHERE THE FIRE STARTED. HE WAS TRYING TO TAKE HIS CLOTHES OFF AND HE WAS ROLLING A LITTLE JUMPING UP. I’M LIKE, KEEP ROLLING, KEEP ROLLING. Reporter: THE MOTHER LEFT IN A STRETCHER. THE INFANT IN HER HANDS AND A SIBLING WERE TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION. MY BABY SAID MAMA, MY FRIEND GOT BURNT. MY BABY IS OVER THERE CRYING. IT HURTS MY HEART. BY THE TIME WE CAME OUT, WE SAW THE BURN VICTIM BURNED FROM HEAD TO TOE. Reporter: CHICAGO FIRE SAYS THEY ARRIVED AT THE INDIAN TRAILS APARTMENT AT 121st PLACE AND INDIANA WITHIN TWO MINUTES OF THE FIRST 911 CALL. WE GOT THE BURN VICTIM. THE FLAMES WERE CONTAINED TO ONE APARTMENT. Reporter: FIREFIGHTERS NEVER HEARD SMOKE DETECTORS AS RESIDENTS WERE KEPT FROM THE BUILDING FOR HOURS. AS INVESTIGATORS RAKED THROUGH THE RUBBLE. AS SOON AS YOU CAN FOR A BABY. SECOND FLOOR AS SOON AS YOU CAN. Reporter: THE BUILDING INSPECTED IN 2018 CITED FOR A NUMBER OF CODE VIOLATIONS. FAILING MORE THAN A DOZEN INSPECTIONS SINCE 2005. IT’S SO SAD. SO SAD. Reporter: MOM AND THOSE TWO OTHER SIBLINGS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. AS FOR THAT PRETEEN IT IS MINUTE BY MINUTE FOR HIM HERE AT THE HOSPITAL. CHICAGO FIRE TELLING ME TONIGHT, THAT FIRE STARTED IN

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