Gary man dies from burns in fire that killed wife

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GARY, Ind. A Gary man has died from injuries he sustained in a weekend fire that also killed his wife.

The Post-Tribune and The (Munster) Times report 64-year-old Danny Hill died Monday after suffering severe burns in the Sunday morning house fire that also killed 71-year-old Essie Crockett Hill.

Danny Hill's sister-in-law, Leora Carr, says the 9-year-old grandson, Cody Page, is responsive and doing better at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. The boy's mother, Sereta Page, was able to escape the house with minor injuries.

Gary Deputy Fire Chief Mark Jones says the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental but it remains under investigation.

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