Fatal fire in Crestwood

January 24, 2008 3:40:21 PM PST
One person was killed in a house fire in Chicago's southwest suburbs.The blaze started around 5 a.m. Thursday at a home on West Playfield Drive in Crestwood.

Firefighters rescued several people who were trapped by flames. Three people were hospitalized for severe burns and smoke inhalation. One of them was pronounced dead around 7 a.m.

Fifty firefighters from a dozen surrounding towns helped put out the fire.

The cold conditions prevented them from opening one hydrant, so they had to tap into another one.