Firefighters rushed to a house in the 8200-block of South Oglesby around 12 a.m. Sunday and found smoke pouring from the attic. They managed to extinguish the fire quickly, but when they searched the home, they found 76-year-old Janice Harley in critical condition.
She was taken to South Shore Hospital where she died.
A firefighter also reportedly suffered a minor injury.
Few details were available immediately. There was no word on exactly how or where the fire started.
ABC7Chicago.com will update this story as more information becomes available.