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Cicero Fire Kills Seven

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 15, 2010 3:00PM

An apartment fire in Cicero yesterday killed seven people, four of them children. No cause has been determined but investigators promise "close examination." Three firefighters were also injured, one seriously; two have since been released. Also under investigation is the building's occupancy. The Tribune reports that the building "has two, two-bedroom apartments and two, three-bedroom apartments." But Cicero Township spokesman Ray Hanania indicated there may have been as many as 40 people living in the building at the time of the fire. The Sun-Times has more on Allison Gist, who lost three children and two grandchildren in the fire.