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Young boy, woman die after suburban Chicago house fire

MINOOKA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Chicago house fire has killed a young boy and a 57-year-old woman.

The Will County Coroner's Office says 5-year-old Wavelyn Fitch was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire in Minooka at 2:35 a.m. Friday.

The Grundy County Coroner's Office says Susan M. Weber died at a hospital and two other occupants of the home also were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Firefighters were called to the fire about 1 a.m. Friday.

Minooka straddles the Will-Grundy county line 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

Photo Credit: NBC Chicago

Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Assignment Editor at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He also produced ’13 News Today’ from 2017-2018.

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