Orland Hills fire: Woman dead after fire breaks out at south suburban home ID'd by medical examiner

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Woman dead after fire at south suburban home ID'd by medical examiner
A woman is dead after a Orland Hills fire in the 8900 block of Beacon Lane, the police department said. She has been identified.

ORLAND HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- A deadly fire broke out at a south suburban home on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

A woman died after becoming trapped inside the Orland Hills home in the 8900 block of Beacon Lane at about 2 p.m., police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified her as 41-year-old Jessica Maurer.

Police said a second victim was able to escape the home. That victim and three officers were evaluated on the scene.

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Emergency vehicles could be seen responding to the scene. The Orland Hills Police Department, the Orland Fire Protection District and the Illinois State Fire Marshal are investigating the fire.

Authorities did not immediately provide further information about the fire.