Earlier today the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victims of a fatal house fire on South Dunton Avenue at Doris Miller, age 93, of 311 South Dunton Avenue, live-in caretaker Tetiana Krych, age 62, and Tetiana’s daughter, Svitlana Kandelis, age 40, of 1583 Tahoe Circle, Wheeling.
Doris Miller was the owner of the home and was non-ambulatory. Tetiana Krych was Doris Miller’s live-in caregiver. Svitlana Kandelis is Tetiana Krych’s daughter and had spent the night at the residence.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office also concluded the cause of death to be thermal injuries and injuries caused from inhalation of combustible materials. The autopsy concluded manner of death of each of the women as accidental.
The fire originated in the kitchen; however, the exact cause remains under investigation. There is no indication or evidence that the fire was intentionally set and no foul play is suspected.
A smoke detector without the battery was found at the scene during investigation of the early morning that occurred on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. The Arlington Heights Police and Fire Departments want to remind residents that working smoke alarms do save lives. Test your smoke alarms at least once a month by pressing the test button. Replace smoke alarm batteries at least once a year. Replace smoke alarms every 10 years, or as directed by the manufacturer. Smoke detectors should be installed on each level of the house and in every sleeping room.
Damage showing the roof burned through at the southeast corner of the home at the fatal fire scene at 311 South Dunton Avenue.
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