Chicago woman killed in fire

January 21, 2009 6:57:14 AM PST
Fire investigators suspect careless smoking caused a deadly fire in the Rogers Park neighborhood early Wednesday morning. The fire broke out just after midnight in a second-floor unit of the apartment building on North Sheridan Road and Farwell.

The victim has been identified as Patricia Allen. Investigators believe she accidentally set her mattress on fire.

Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading beyond her apartment.


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