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Children Injured In Apartment Fire


AND A HALF. THERE IS A WHITE SOX GAME TO BOOT. SMOKE DETECTORS NEVER WENT OFF. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT AN APARTMENT FIRE THAT SERIOUSLY INJURED A YOUNG BOY. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT HAPPENED SAFETY CONCERNS IN THAT BUILDING. THE BUILDING WAS LAST INSPECTED IN 2018 AND WAS CITED FOR A NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS. RIGHT NOW THE FOCUS IS ON THAT YOUNG BOY. WITNESSES TELL ME HE HAD BURNED TO FROM HEAD TO TOE. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT SECOND STORY APARTMENT. THAT IS WHERE THE FIRE STARTED. WE ARE TOLD THAT THE BOYS MOTHER ALONG WITH TWO OTHER SIBLINGS ARE BEING TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION AT NEARBY HOSPITALS. A WOMAN STRAPPED TO A STRETCHER CLUTCHING HER CHILD RUSHED FROM A BURNING APARTMENT AT 121st AND INDIANA NOW IN STABLE CONDITION. I HOPE THAT THEY GET BETTER. FOR MAC ALONG WITH THE WOMAN, A BOY NO OLDER THAN 13 WAS SEVERELY BURNED. NIKKI JOHNSON LIVES IN THE BUILDING AND TRIED TO HELP. BY THE TIME WE CAME OFF THE ELEVATOR WE FOUND THE BURNED VICTIM. HIS BODY WAS BURNED FROM HEAD TO TOE. Reporter: THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED TO JUST ONE APARTMENT. IT’S A BAD BUILDING. PEOPLE NEED TO SAY STUFF ABOUT IT. Reporter: ACCORDING TO CITY RECORDS THE CITY FAILED THE BUILDING IN AT LEAST 17 INSPECTIONS. THEY HAVE BEEN CITED FOR MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS RELATED TO THE BOILER SYSTEM AND ELEVATORS. PEOPLE ARE BEING DISPLACED. CRIME SCENE TAPE IS STILL APPEAR. THE BOY WITH SEVERE BURNS IS BEING TREATED AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. HIS MOTHER AND OTHER TWO

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