Gary fire claims life of infant

March 24, 2009 8:11:55 PM PDT
A fire in Gary on Tuesday morning killed an infant boy and critically injured his aunt.The victim was identified as 15-month-old Tyrone Beeks, junior. He was being cared for in the home of the 17-year-old aunt.

Fire officials say when the two were found it appeared the aunt had been trying to protect the boy.

The cause of death has not been officially determined but the victim was not burned.

The fire may have been started by a halogen lamp.