Man, Two Boys Killed In Illinois Fire

Foul play was not suspected Monday after a fire took the lives of a 28-year-old Yorkville man and two young boys, ages 4 and 6, in far west suburban Kendall Township on Sunday.

The fire started in the basement of a yellow, two-story home at 79 Highview Drive in the Pavilion Heights subdivision off Route 71, southwest of Yorkville, about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, according to a Bristol Kendall Fire Department release.

Upon arrival, firefighters found the fire contained mostly to the basement with the entire residence filled with heavy smoke.

Two people escaped without firefighter assistance, the release said.

Firefighters found three male victims, including two juveniles, in the basement and transported them to Rush-Copley Medical Center and Provena Mercy Medical Center, both in Aurora ,where they were pronounced dead.

Dustin D. Nichols, 28, Dustin D. Nichols Jr., 6, and Donovan N. Nichols, 4, all of Yorkville, were pronounced dead at the hospitals, according to a release from the Kendall County Sheriffs office.

The Kane County coroner conducted autopsies on Monday, because the victims were pronounced dead in Kane County. Coroner Chuck West declined to reveal further information about the victims.

Two other victims were taken to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich, where they were treated and released.

No foul play is suspected, according to the release Monday. The Office of the State Fire Marshall and the Kendall County Sheriffs office are investigating.

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