99-year-old woman dies after South Chicago fire

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Friday, December 23, 2022
99-year-old woman dies after South Chicago fire
A 99-year-old woman died after a South Chicago fire on South Saginaw Avenue, CPD and CFD said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 99-year-old woman is dead after a fire broke out in a South Chicago home early Friday morning.

Crews responded to a residential fire in the 8200-block of South Saginaw Avenue just after midnight, Chicago police said.

The Chicago Fire Department transported the elderly woman to Trinity Hospital, where she later died, police said.

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The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified her as Almaisa Herard. She died about 1:05 a.m., and lived in that same block.

No other injuries were reported.

Chicago fire officials will be in the area distributing smoke detectors and fire safety literature later Friday morning.

Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.