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.