Young boy, woman die after suburban Chicago house fire

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MINOOKA, Ill. (AP) – A suburban Chicago house fire early Friday killed a young boy and a 57-year-old woman, authorities said.

Wavelyn Fitch, 5, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire in Minooka at 2:35 a.m., the Will County Coroner’s Office said.

Susan M. Weber died at a hospital, the Grundy County Coroner’s Office said. Two other occupants of the home also were taken to a hospital for treatment, the office said.

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

Minooka straddles the Will-Grundy county line 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

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