Chicago apartment fire kills 8, including children, officials say

At least six children and two adults were killed early Sunday after a fire broke out in a Chicago apartment, fire officials said.

Two other children were also taken to the hospital. A Chicago firefighter was taken to the hospital in good condition, the fire department said.

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A Chicago firefighter was injured battling the blaze, and was taken to the hospital in good condition, officials said.  (Chicago Fire Department)

The blaze broke out around 4 a.m. Sunday inside the three-story apartment building in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The fire was put out just after 5 a.m.

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A fire broke out in an apartment early Sunday in Chicago, killing at least eight people, officials said.  (WFLD)

It’s unclear what caused the fire at this time. The apartment reportedly had no smoke detectors.

The ages of children and adults were not released.