Family, friends remember woman killed in late night blaze, the Chicago Tribune reported.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, October 13, 2012
While fire investigators have not determined a cause for the fire that erupted at a Des Plaines residence on the 1000 block of Irwin Avenue a little after midnight on Oct. 8, family remembered the woman, Sandra Lupy, 48, whose life the incident claimed for her love of laughter, fun and community, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The structure was engulfed in flames when the Des Plaines Fire Department arrived on the scene, according to Fire Chief Alan Wax.
Des Plaines Police and Fire departments responded to a house fire report in the 1000 block of Irwin Avenue shortly after midnight on Oct. 8, according to statements made by the departments on Monday. The homeowner, later identified at Ronald Kauke, called 9-1-1 after discovering the fire, Fire Chief Alan Wax stated in an email to Patch, and, after an unsuccessful attempt to get to his adult daughter, exited the house. Kauke and a police officer who also entered the house to try and get to the woman inside were evaluated by paramedics on the scene for smoke inhalation, Wax said, and released at the scene. The woman, later identifed as Sandra Lupy, 48, was found deceased in bed in a bedroom on the lower level of the house, and was taken to …