Several seniors displaced by Crestwood condo building fire

CRESTWOOD, Ill. (WLS) -- Several senior citizens are without a place to stay after a fire at a condo building in south suburban Crestwood.

Flames broke out around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 12-unit building in the 4900-block of 134th Court. Most of the residents are seniors.

A deputy fire chief said firefighters rescued a 94-year-old woman by pulling her out of her first-floor window. Three people suffered smoke inhalation, but only two of them were taken to the hospital.

A source said one person died in the fire. Officials have not confirmed the fatality.

A Crestwood police officer said another officer suffered smoke inhalation, but did not go to the hospital.

The Red Cross helped displaced residents find a place to stay overnight. Some of the building residents stayed at a nearby recreational center and neighbors dropped off food and other necessities for those displaced.

Other residents had rooms booked for them at a nearby Holiday Inn Express for Thursday night, but they don't know how long they can stay there.

The state fire marshal is investigating how the fire started. The deputy fire chief said the fire didn't look suspicious. No one was allowed back into the building Thursday morning.

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