Elderly woman found dead in Garfield Ridge house fire, Chicago fire officials say

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- An elderly woman was found dead after a fire was put out at a home Sunday morning on the city's Southwest Side.

The fire happened at a house in the 5400 block of South Mulligan Avenue, in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, Chicago Fire Department officials said.

The elderly woman was found dead at the scene, officials said.

The victim's age and identity were not immediately known.

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CFD said the fire appeared to be caused by smoking materials that were close to supplemental medical oxygen. The house had a working smoke alarm, but the woman was home alone when the fire started.

No further information was immediately available.