CHICAGO – A 2-year-old boy who died in the West Pullman fire has been identified.
The medical examiner’s office identified the boy as Ace Jackson. He was taken to the hospital where he is presumed dead.
Fire crews responded to a home on 12200 South Lafayette Avenue around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Fire officials said the fire started on the second floor of the boy’s room. The boy’s mother tried to rescue him from the fire but was injured.
Officials said Ace’s mother was also taken to the hospital and is stable.
Investigators said there weren’t any working smoke detectors inside the home and that the three adults downstairs were unaware the child’s room was on fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Anyone who needs a working smoke detector can call the Chicago Fire Department.
https://wgntv.com/news/2-year-old-killed-in-west-pullman-fire-idd/ 2 years old killed in ID’d West Pullman fire