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3-year-old boy killed in fire after being left alone in apartment

3-year-old boy killed in fire after being left alone in apartment

A 3-year-old boy died over the weekend after he had been left alone in a locked apartment. Maqkwone Jones was in the foster care of his aunt when a fire broke out around 10:30a.m. in a building on the South Side. The aunt was not home at the time of the fire, but a friend was sleeping in the apartment. The woman ran outside when the fire started, not realizing the boy was home. The friend said she did not realize the boy was in the apartment until she called the aunt. She then alerted the firefighters. Firefighters broke down the door and found Maqkwone. He was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.