Woman dies in North Side apartment fire

December 19, 2009 5:41:40 PM PST
A fire in a North Side apartment building killed a woman overnight.Patricia Pruitt, 64, was found near the door of her unit on the fifth floor in the 3800-block of North Pine Grove Avenue.

No one else was hurt.

The Chicago Fire Department is investigating but says the cause of the fire appears to be electrical.

There were no working smoke detectors in the apartment. That's something that is very important ," said Joe Roccasalva of the Chicago Fire Dept. "A smoke detector was found on the kitchen table with the batteries out."

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