Suburban News

One person dies in West Chicago fire

One person died in a Cornerstone Lakes subdivision structure fire July 8 in West Chicago, police said.

West Chicago police reported on social media that about 12:10 p.m. West Chicago Fire Protection District personnel found a person dead in a house on the 2300 block of Barnhart Street.

The name of the person was withheld as police sought to notify family members.

Police first reported the fire about 2 a.m. July 8. Police closed streets and directed traffic in the subdivision while firefighters fought the blaze.

West Chicago police and the fire district continue to investigate the cause of the fire, police said on social media.