Updated 06/11/14 – 8:35 a.m.
MOKENA, Ill. (CBS) — An elderly couple was killed in a house fire overnight in southwest suburban Mokena.
Firefighters pulled the victims out of a home near Catalpa Road and Magnolia Avenue, but it was too late.
Crews were called to the home around 3:20 a.m. Neighbor George Spear said he was awakened by the crackling and popping sounds coming from the burning home.
“I thought it was just fireworks; kids in the neighborhood messing around. Then I looked outside, and I could see the fire raging out of their window, so I called 911,” he said.