Two Killed in Chicago Fire

May 17, 2013
Autopsies are planned for this afternoon.

May 17--A man and a woman were found dead after a fire in Chicago Heights early Friday morning, according to authorities.

The fire happened in the 200 block of East 24th Street in Chicago Heights, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

The fire broke out about midnight and initial reports indicated that three children may have been trapped in the burning home but a search didn't turn up any kids, according to the Chicago Heights Fire Department.

Both were pronounced at Franciscan St. James hospital in Chicago Heights. The man was an amputee, according to the fire department.

It's not yet clear whether the fire caused the deaths. Autopsies could happen this afternoon or tomorrow.

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