Woman, 63, dead after Uptown fire; CFD firefighter injured

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Monday, July 25, 2022
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A 63-year-old woman died after a fire over the weekend, Chicago fire officials said Monday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 63-year-old woman died Monday after a fire in Uptown over the weekend, Chicago fire officials and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

CFD tweeted about 11:10 a.m. Saturday that fire crews responded to a blaze in the 1300-block of West Winnemac Avenue and put the fire out.

A male firefighter had to be taken to Illinois Masonic medical center, and a female civilian was taken to Swedish hospital after the incident, Chicago fire officials said.

About 8:30 a.m. Monday, CFD tweeted that there was a fatality connected to the fire.

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The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Lynn Fung, who lived on the same block where the fire occurred, had died.

The Chicago Fire Department Public Education Division passed out smoke detectors in the area later Monday morning.