Fatal House Fire On South Dunton Ave Near South St, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:00 AM Wednesday to a house fire in the block of 300 South Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police smelled a very strong odor of smoke about 3:00 a.m. at the police station near Arlington Heights Road and Sigwalt Street, and dispatched three squad cars to investigate. Within minutes a police officer found a house with the second floor fully-involved with flames in the 300 block of South Dunton Avenue.

Firefighter/paramedics were dispatched and immediately went to work on defensive operations. Structural collapsed occurred early in the fire.

Firefighters found at least one victim unresponsive within about 15 minutes and removed the victim out of a window on the north side of the house. Two more victims were found unresponsive inside the house. All three victims died, and all three victims were adults. The Illinois State Fire Marshal was called to the scene, and arrived just before 5:00 a.m.

The house fire occurred two block east of South Middle School.

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