Fierce fire at rural Illinois home leaves 5 dead, 6 injured


According to investigations, three of the victims who died were students at Central Middle School and Seth Whitman Elementary School.

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Early this Monday, a strong fire surprised 11 people who were in a rural housein Boone County, northern Illinois, according to information from WREX, an NBC affiliate in Rockford.

According to the first investigations, three of the victims who died were students from Central Middle School and Seth Whitman Elementary School.

The incident occurred in Garden Prairie around 2:30 a.m.this very close to the Belvidere school district.

in the tragedy five people died, including three children, and six more people were taken to hospitals close to the area to give them medical attention.

According to statements from the Belvidere School District, three of the victims who died were from Central Middle School and Seth Whitman Elementary School, identified as Aniela Tatman, Zofia Tatman and Danika Tatman.

In the face of the tragedy, school district authorities implemented a plan to respond to the tragic fire. Teachers, counselors, and social workers have been briefed on the plan, and additional support staff will be available at both schools in the coming days for students who need special attention.

Until now The causes of the accident are unknown.Meanwhile, firefighters and local authorities in Illinois are working together, conducting investigations to determine what detonated the fire.

Revives call to increase measures against fires

On January 9, a raging fire in the Twin Parks building in the Bronx claimed the lives of 17 people, including 8 minors. Days before, on January 5, an accident in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, left 12 fatalities.

And to prevent tragedies like these from happening again, Congressmen Adriano Espaillat and Ritchie Torres called on Congress to increase fire safety measures in New York City and across the nation. In their effort they are accompanied by a group of legislators including Jamaal Bowman, Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, also representatives from New York; Madeleine Dean and Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania; Earl Blumenauer, legislator from Oregon; Juan Vargas and Nanette Barragan, from California and Jesús G. “Chuy” García and Jan Schakowsky, from Illinois.

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