AURORA, Ill (AP) __ A preliminary investigation shows a fatal fire that killed six people in a suburban Chicago apartment fire early this morning appears to have started on the first floor.

Aurora Fire Department officials say the fire trapped residents on the second and third floors of the three-story building and several had to jump from windows.

Aurora spokesman Dan Ferrelli says at least 35 people were living in the building. He says three people were pronounced dead at hospitals. They
were an adult male, a boy estimated at 5 to 7 years old and an infant.

Ferrelli says three others were pronounced dead at the scene.

They were a boy about 10 years old and two women, probably in their 30s.

Aurora is about 40 miles west of Chicago.

Copyright Associated Press


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