2018 Little Village fire

On August 26, 2018, a fire broke out in Chicago's Mexican-American Little Village neighborhood. The fire killed 10 children, including six under the age of 12.[1] Investigators stated that the fire started in the back of the building in a ground-floor apartment, which was vacant.[1]

The fire is the deadliest residential fire to have occurred in Chicago since 1958.[2] In the aftermath of the fire, multiple violations were found in the apartment. Apartment owner, Merced Gutierrez, appearing in court for the 40 violations found at the site of the fire.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Apartment Fire Kills 10 Children In Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood". NPR. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. "Chicago briefings: 44 violations at site of Little Village fire". Daily Herald. September 1, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.