Two girls ages 8 and 5, were reported to have died and four other adults seriously injured in a house fire on Thursday night. The sad incident was reported to have happened at a northwest suburban Ingleside, U.S.
According to the report by ABC News, the house fire started in the home at 35700-block of North Hunt Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. and the house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.
Three of the victims were already out of the home and suffered serious burn injuries. A fourth person had to be pulled from the home and was transported to Loyola Hospital.
Fire crews then began searching for two missing girls once the flames were put out. One of them was found dead in a bedroom and the other was found in a hallway on the second floor, Fox Lake Fire Protection District Chief Ed Lescher said.
The victims are eight and five years old, Chief Lescher said. Authorities have not released their identities.
A neighbour who spoke with ABC News, said that a mother and father lived in the home with their two daughters, teenage son and grandparents.
“It’s heartbreaking, like I said earlier, during the holiday season, to get a tragedy like this, it affects everybody, it affects our crews, it affects the neighbours, it affects the community, it’s tragic,” Chief Lesher said.
The cause of the house fire is not known as at the time of this report.