Fire Incident Jan. 27, 2021

Our community lost five residents on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in a home fire located at 714 W. Oakton Street in Des Plaines. The fire claimed the lives of a 25-year-old mother, Cythaly Zamodio, along with her four daughters, Renata Espinosa (6); Genesis Espinosa (5); Allizon Espinosa (3); and Grace Espinosa (1).

The Des Plaines Fire Department, with assistance from neighboring departments, responded to this incident just after 10:30am. 

We are truly saddened by this tragic loss in our community. 

Below you will find the related documentation from our Public Safety teams regarding this incident. 

Review of Incident 

Executive Summary of the Review of the January 27, 2021 Incident and Fire Department Response

Review of the January 27, 2021 Incident and Fire Department Response

Video Timeline of January 27, 2021 Incident

Press Releases and Supplemental Materials

Press Release - January 28, 2021 

Press Release - January 27, 2021

Copy of 911 recording