Six children and two adults killed in Chicago fire

Chicago apartment fire kills 8, including children, officials say

Santiago said the woman "saved a lot of lives" amid the horrific tragedy. On Monday, a grandparent of two students informed officials at the West Lawn school that they were related to the children who died in the fire.

The children that were killed ranged in age from 3 months to 16 years old, ABC station WLS in Chicago reports.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Officials say that two other people were taken to the hospital with the extent of their injuries and conditions not known.

A Chicago firefighter was injured battling the blaze, and was taken to the hospital in good condition, officials said. One woman lay in the street crying.

Officials and family members say eight children were killed in the blaze, and two teens remain on life support. The fire was put out just after 5 a.m. For now, Porod said she made a donation to a GoFundMe page for the family and planned to share it with the school's community.

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Porod said she watched the news to see if anyone she knew had died or been hurt. "And then she started immediately knocking on doors, ringing doorbells".

People carry items away from the scene of the fire.

Chicago Tribune via Getty Images Wood crosses hold victims' names at the scene of a fire that killed at least eight people, including six children, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

He says there was no working smoke detector that would have alerted the victims to the fire that started in a back porch of a rear building.

The Red Cross will work with the fire department to help install smoke alarms in the area.

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