Child, mother rescued from burning home

March 23, 2011 3:55:51 PM PDT
A 5-year-old and his mother were rescued from a burning home Wednesday afternoon.

The fire started around one o'clock in the basement of a home in the 6400 block of South Wood.

The boy was pulled from a window by a firefighter. He is in serious to critical condition at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. His mother is in stable condition.

A police officer was treated for minor smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.