Cicero FD: 7 People Killed in Apartment Fire on 48th Court


Cicero Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at 3034 48th Court about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The fire burned through the roof of the apartment house style building and trapped several residents. The fire killed a 3-day-old male baby, a 3-year-old boy and 16-year-old male and female twins, a 20-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman.

The dead have been identified by family as Byron Reed, 3 days old, Rayshawn Reed, 3, Elijah Gist Jr. and Elisha Gist (16-year-old twins), Tiera Davidson, 18, Byron Reed, 20, and Sallie Gist, 19. Possibly up to five of the victims were not recovered until a prolonged search of the severely burned building was completed.

The fire also spread to a neighboring coach house.

Three firefighters were injured during firefighting operations. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at