(CBS) — A child is dead and a second member of a Bensenville family sustained minor injuries in a house fire Wednesday.
Firefighters were called to the home, at 1555 W. Devon Av., at about 2 p.m. They found smoke and fire on two sides of the house, and a family member told them a child was trapped inside. Firefighters could not initially get into the building to search for the child because of the volume of flames. When they could, they found the child, who was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Milixen Ardon And Wilfredo Cruz Charged With Murder Of 2-Year-Old Alisson Zelayz, Who Suffered Burns And Bruises In Chicago Lawn
“Firefighters made a frantic effort to search for the baby. By the time they found the child the child was deceased,” said David Traiforos wit the Bensenville Fire Department.READ MORE: Officer Shoots Suspect In Kenosha County, Sources Say Police K-9 Also Wounded
The injured family member was treated at Alexian Brothers Hospital, in Elk Grove Village. Six other family members escaped the home.MORE NEWS: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office.