Child Dies in Bensenville (IL) House Fire

A child hiding behind a dresser died in a Bensenville house fire Wednesday afternoon, reports NBC Chicago.

Emergency crews were called to the burning home in the 1500 block of West Devon Avenue at about 2 p.m.

Family members told firefighters there was a 4-year-old boy in the back bedroom of the home, but they were not able to get to him in time.

“Firefighters made a frantic effort to search for the baby, but by the time they found the child, the child was deceased,” Bensenville Fire Department spokesman David Traiforos said.

A neighbor told NBC 5 that the child’s mother and three other children were able to escape. The surviving children were a 9-month-old girl, and 18-month-old boy and a 6-year-old girl.

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