7-month-old baby boy dies in West Englewood fire

SHARE 7-month-old baby boy dies in West Englewood fire
fatal_fire_09232018_2_e1537695744497.jpg

Police investigate a fatal fire about 4 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 in the 1700 block of West 59th St. in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A 7-month-old baby boy died early Sunday in a fire that also critically injured a man in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, according to police.

Officers patrolling the neighborhood were the first to notice the single-family home on fire about 1:40 a.m. in the 1700 block of West 59th Street, according to Chicago Fire Department District Chief Juan Hernandez.

Firefighters entered the building and rescued the 7-month-old Treshon Estes, according to Hernandez and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:24 a.m., authorities said.

An autopsy Monday did not rule on the cause and manner of Treshon’s death pending further investigation, according to the medical examiner’s office.

A tourniquet was applied to the arm of a 51-year-old man who escaped the fire by jumping from a window, according to Hernandez. He cut his arm while jumping and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

The fire was extinguished by 2:08 a.m., Hernandez said. A total of five children and two adults were displaced.

An investigation found the fire originated from a stove and was accidental, police said. There was no word if the home had working smoke detectors.

Police investigate a fatal fire about 4 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 in the 1700 block of West 59th St. in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Police investigate a fatal fire about 4 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 in the 1700 block of West 59th St. in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

The Latest
One day after the Bears agreed to terms with the quarterback on his rookie contract, he signed his deal.
Stars Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri go for repeat wins for Season 2 of the made-in-Chicago series.
Glen Powell and Daisy Edgar-jones play unlikely duo of experts in the disaster movie set in the universe of 1996’s ‘Twister.’
Mariscos San Pedro is the flashy newcomer just opened in Thalia Hall. But the chef behind it is a second-generation Chicago food talent with a flair for experimentation.
Mayor Brandon Johnson spent the weekend lobbying alderpersons to install Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) as chair of the City Council’s powerful Zoning Committee. But with business leaders pushing back and Council opponents insisting that 34 votes were needed to consider the Council shake-up, Johnson called off the vote.