A man died and another was transported to a hospital after a house fire in West Chicago Wednesday night.
The fire broke out at about 10 p.m. A total of three people were in the three-story house in the 100-block of West Grand Lake Boulevard in West Chicago
Fire officials believe the fire began in the front of the home and was made worse by the wind and open windows. The porch collapsed and the rest of the home was destroyed.
"We tried initially and the fire fighters got pushed back by the amount of fire that was in the windows," said West Chicago Fire Chief Patrick Tanner. "We regrouped, put a little bit of water on the fire and then made the attempt for the rescues and that's when we made the one rescue."