CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy died after a fire at a two-unit house in Austin on Friday night, authorities said.
Jaantwiaon Edwards, of the 100 block of North Laramie Avenue, died at Loretto Hospital about 9:30 p.m., shortly after a fire at his home, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
The fire started about 8 p.m., according to Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
A 5-year-old child and a 58-year-old woman were taken to West Suburban Hospital, both in critical condition.
A police officer was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.
Twenty people were displaced by the fire, according to a tweet from Chicago Red Cross.
Disaster relief teams on scene of the N. Laramie Ave fire to help 20 people displaced— ChicagoRedCross (@ChicagoRedCross) February 15, 2014