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Woman, elderly man killed in La Grange house fire

Updated: December 8, 2012 3:50PM



A man and a woman were killed after suffering injuries in a house fire in west suburban La Grange early Saturday.

An unidentified man believed to be in his 90s was pronounced dead at La Grange Hospital at 3:32 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An unidentified woman also died from the fire, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The La Grange Fire Department was notified of the blaze in the 900 block of South Kensington Avenue shortly after 1:30 a.m. The fire was raised to a 3-11 alarm, which brought in assistance from several neighboring fire departments.

The house sustained heavy fire and structural damage, a fire lieutenant said.

No firefighters were injured while fighting the fire, the lieutenant said.

The fire was out at approximately 3:45 p.m., the lieutenant said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation as of Saturday afternoon.



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