Alex Jedd, 3, Killed in House Fire in Prospect Heights


Prospect Heights firefighters and Illinois State Fire Marshal investigating house fire on South Maple in Prospect Heights.

Prospect Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:20 a.m. Saturday to the scene of a house fire with a couch on fire in the 200 bock of South Maple in Prospect Heights. Prospect Heights police arrived first on the scene and reported a 4-year-old trapped in the house. Rescue ambulances from fire departments from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Glenview and Mount Prospect were requested at the scene to assist Prospect Heights.

Alex Jedd, 3, was immediately rescued from the house fire by Prospect Heights firefighter/paramedics as flames were showing through windows and the front door. CPR and Advanced Life Support efforts were initiated immediately before transportation to Northwest Community Hospital. Alex Jedd, a 3-year-old male child injured in the fire, is reported to have been pronounced dead at 4:12 a.m. Saturday.

The boy’s father and his infant sister were transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Northwest Community Hospital.


The Illinois State Fire Marshal was called to the scene for investigation.


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