A house fire in Park Manor on the South Side sent two people to area hospitals Thursday.
Chicago firefighters were called at 4:54 a.m. to a blaze in a two-and-a-half-story house in the 6900 block of South King Drive, Chicago fire said. The fire was on the second floor, and it was struck out about 5:10 a.m.
A 19-year-old woman was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and a 4-year-old boy was taken to Comers Children’s Hospital, the fire department said. Both are in critical condition.
The American Red Cross said volunteers assisted eight people who were displaced as a result of the fire. At least two adults, two children and two dogs were affected, according to fire officials.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Two Red Cross volunteers were on the scene of a fire early this morning in the 6900 block of 1 S Martin Luther King Dr . Eight people were helped after a fire damaged their home. #attheready #endhomefires pic.twitter.com/gpf2IkifJG— American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois (@ChicagoRedCross) May 16, 2019