11-month-old girl, 2 women found dead after Joliet house fire

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- An 11-month-old girl, her mother and another woman were found dead after a house fire early Saturday in southwest suburban Joliet.

Firefighters responded at 1:54 a.m. to a call of a fire at the two-story home in the 0-100 block of North Center Street, Joliet Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Blaskey said.

They found the home fully engulfed in flames, Blaskey said. A male who had jumped from the second floor was not hurt, but said three people were still inside.

Firefighters found the girl, Royalityblu Rogers, her 28-year-old mother Regina L. Rogers, and a third woman, identified as 29-year-old Jaquetta A. Rogers, on the second floor, authorities said.

They were all pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Will County coroner’s office. Autopsies were performed Sunday, but final cause and manner of death will be determined at a later date, pending police and toxicological reports.

The fire remains under investigation by the Joliet Fire Department and the ATF.

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