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3 children, 1 man die in Chicago apartment fire

Posted at 8:16 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 09:16:44-04

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on a fire that killed four people at a Chicago apartment building (all times local):

   8 a.m.

Police in Chicago say four children and a man have died in a fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set after a domestic dispute.

The Police Department emailed a statement saying a 3-month-old was pronounced dead at a hospital and two other children and a man were found dead later at the scene.

The fire began around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in a three-story building in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says a preliminary investigation indicates a person returned to the building after a domestic dispute and set fire to the rear porch.

He says officers are searching for a "person of interest wanted for questioning."

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   7:50 a.m.

A police spokesman says four people have died in a fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set after a domestic dispute.

The fire began around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in a three-story building in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says a preliminary investigation indicates a person returned to the building after a domestic dispute and set fire to the rear porch.

He says officers are searching for a "person of interest wanted for questioning."

He has no other details.

Witnesses told reporters they saw several people jumping from windows to escape.