(CBS) — One man was killed and a woman was transported to the hospital in serious condition after a house fire in Antioch Township Sunday morning, according to the Lake County Sheriff.
Firefighters responded to the fire in the 38000 block of Drexel Blvd. in unincorporated Antioch Township at 10:19 a.m.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
Six of the seven people in the building escaped prior to the arrival of firefighters. 76-year-old Lowell Simonson was in an upstairs bedroom and was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.READ MORE: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look
Patricia Simonson, 74, was transported to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in serious conditions for smoke inhalation. The couple’s daughter and three grandchildren and Patricia’s disabled sister were treated for minor injuries at the scene.MORE NEWS: ONLY ON 2: Woman Says She Feared For Her Life When Man Hurled Racist Slurs, Spit At Her In Road Rage Incident In Alsip Cemetery
According to the Lake County Sheriff, a preliminary investigation shows that the fire started in an upstairs bedroom of the three-floor home.