Boy, 3, dies after being pulled from South Side house fire

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A 3-year-old boy died after a house fire that was caused by an electrical panel.

A 3-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after being pulled from a house fire on Chicago's South Side.

At about 2:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a house in the 6900-block of South Artesian. The fire was burning in the basement, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Firefighters were told that a child was missing and they were able to pull him from the house. The boy was not breathing when he was found and transported to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


The fire was started by an "electrical panel that had an unauthorized modification," according to a fire department tweet at 7:50 p.m. Saturday. As a result, items nearby caught fire.

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