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Boy, 3, dies in Chicago house fire

Published: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 9:46 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Authorities say 3-year-old boy died and three others were injured during a fire on Chicago's West Side.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday night's blaze started around 8 p.m. and eventually spread to a neighboring home in the city's Austin neighborhood.

Jaantwiaon Edwards was pronounced dead at Loretto Hospital around 9:30 p.m. Another 3-year-old was taken to West Suburban Medical Center and a 56-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition. A police officer was also taken to a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Fire officials said the blaze remains under investigation.

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