CHICAGO (CBS) — An overnight fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood killed two people and hospitalized a third victim.
Investigators believe someone intentionally started the fire, CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.READ MORE: COPA Completes Investigation Of CPD Officer Who Grabbed Nikkita Brown While She Was Walking Her Dog At North Avenue Beach
The fire occurred in the 5400 block of South Laflin and was struck out about 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Officials confirm they found two people dead in the fire, CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reports. Their identities were not disclosed. A third victim is in the hospital in critical condition.
The flames melted the siding of the two story home. The windows were broken and the interior was left charred.READ MORE: Veteran Falls Victim To Phishing Scam, Loses $19,000 From Chase Bank Account Meant For Daughter's College Education
“It was everywhere,” said witness, Rakeem James. “I don’t know if it got to the second house or not, but it was really everywhere. It was coming out the back, the top, and the windows. The flames were just everywhere.”