Chicago Fire Department: 2-year-old girl killed in Roseland apartment fire
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CHICAGO (WLS) — A 2-year-old girl was found dead after a Roseland apartment fire Wednesday morning, the Chicago Fire Department said.

The fire occurred at about 8 a.m. in a courtyard apartment building at 11035 South King Drive and at one point, heavy smoke was blowing out from the building, CFD said. The fire has been struck out.

The fire started on the second floor, which is where the girl was found. There was a substantial amount of debris in the apartment.

Fire officials said there were no functioning smoke detectors in the units of this building, but there were some working in the hallways and common areas.

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Many people living in the building said they knew to get out when they smelled smoke and some even tried helping find the toddler.

“When they said there was a baby in there, we all knew who it was,” one resident said. “I have asthma, so when I tried to get up there, and I got upstairs, we opened the door, it was engulfed in smoke and I just couldn’t get in … I wished I could do anything else but I couldn’t.”

Fire crews managed to put out the fire and contain the damage. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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