Update: According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, the 2-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl who were hospitalized since the Montclare house fire on Tuesday night and remained as the only survivors, passed away on Friday night.
CHICAGO — A Chicago firefighter’s wife has died days after a fire at the family's Northwest Side home also killed their 7-year-old son.
Summer Day-Stewart, 36, was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Cook County officials said Friday.
Seven-year-old Ezra Stewart was pronounced dead Wednesday evening, the day after the fire broke out at the home on the 2500 block of N Rutherford Avenue in the Montclare neighborhood, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has said.
The boy, his mother and his two siblings, ages 2 and 9, suffered from smoke inhalation and were rushed to hospitals Tuesday night after being rescued from the burning home.
Firefighter Walter Stewart, who lived in the house, was not part of the fire crew that responded to the fire, but when he heard the address of the fire over radio dispatch, he went to the scene and gave his wife CPR, Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Langford said.
Police said the fire started accidentally in the kitchen.
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