Woman dies after being injured in South Chicago apartment fire, police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, March 11, 2024
1 dead, 1 critically injured in South Chicago apartment fire
Chicago police said a woman died after a fire in a South Chicago apartment building.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman died on Monday after being injured in a fire at a South Chicago apartment building, Chicago police said.

The fire broke out on the eighth floor in the 9100-block of South Chicago Avenue at about 11:38 p.m. Sunday night.

A 64-year-old man and a woman were sent to hospitals in critical condition, police said.

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The woman, who has not been identified, died Monday afternoon at a hospital, the Chicago Fire Department said.

CFD said the fire was caused by "careless use of smoking materials."