Two people have died after an overnight house fire in Minooka. Firefighters were called to the scene at 24515 South Bell Road, at approximately 12:44 a.m. Friday morning. Upon arrival, fire crews reported a heavy fire condition in a one-story ranch style home and saw that two people had escaped the home, but two other people were trapped in the fire-engulfed home. Firefighters from Channahon and Minooka executed rescues of an adult female and male child in side the home.
The adult female was 57-year-old Susan Weber. She was pronounced deceased by Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan shortly before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning. The woman’s 5-year-old grandson Waveland Fitch was also pronounced deceased in the fire. Efforts to extinguished the blaze until approximately 2:06 AM. Fire crews remained on scene until approximately 8:20 AM working to access hidden fire and ensure blaze was out. Fire companies from Minooka, Troy, Wilmington, Elwood, Plainfield, Morris, Coal City, Braidwood, New Lenox, Homer Township, and Joliet provided assistance at the scene.