Second person dies from injuries sustained Sunday in Gary house fire
BY CHRISTIN NANCE LAZERUS firstname.lastname@example.org November 5, 2013 12:06PM
Daniel Hill, 64, died Monday of injuries he sustained at a fire in his Glen Park home Sunday in the 4000 block of Louisiana. His wife, Essie Crockett Hill, had died Sunday. | Christin Nance Lazerus/Post-Tribune
Updated: December 7, 2013 6:20AM
A Gary man died Monday after suffering severe burns in a Sunday morning house fire that also killed his wife.
Danny Hill, 64, died around 4:30 p.m. Monday at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, according to his sister-in-law Leora Carr. His wife, 71-year-old Essie Crockett Hill, died Sunday after being transported to Methodist Hospitals Southlake.
Their 9-year-old grandson, Cody Page, also was injured in the blaze, but Carr said he’s responsive and doing better at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. Page’s mother Sereta was able to escape the house with minor injuries.
Around 6:42 a.m. Sunday, Gary firefighters responded to a blaze at the Hills’ Glen Park home in the 4000 block of Louisiana, when Sereta Page woke up in the basement and was overcome by smoke. She wasn’t able to gain access to the front bedrooms, where her parents and son were sleeping, due to the flames.
Danny Hill worked at Bethlehem Steel. Carr described him as a quiet and very loving husband and father.
Gary Deputy Fire Chief Mark Jones said the cause of the fire is still undetermined.
The family is in the process of finalizing funeral arrangements for the Hills, which are tentatively planned for early next week.