1 dead in South Side high-rise fire

February 3, 2011 3:42:45 PM PST
One woman is dead and two others were hurt Thursday -- including a Chicago firefighter -- in a fire at a senior housing complex on the South Side.

Investigators are now trying to figure out how the fire started at the Minnie Riperton Apartments in the 4200-block of South Princeton.

Fire department officials say it appeared to have started in a mattress fire in a one bedroom apartment. The fire was contained to that unit.

The victim has not been identified.

A firefighter injured his knee while responding to the fire.

The other injured person suffered minor smoke inhalation.

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