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Woman, infant killed in Macomb fire


Authorities are investigating a fire that killed a woman and an infant in Macomb.

Fire and police personnel were called to the single-family home at 1662 E. Wheeler Circle at around 8:40 a.m. Friday. They found a fire in the kitchen area and heavy smoke throughout the home.

Both people inside the home were unresponsive.

The infant was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to McDonough District Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The fire and police departments and the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating what caused the fire.

The home is part of the Village at Wheeler Apartments, which is a rent-subsidized affordable housing complex.