Woman killed in apartment fire in Englewood

A woman died in a fire early Thursday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Firefighters responded to a working fire in two-story apartment building at 12:06 a.m. in the 1300 block of West 57th Street and found flames blowing out of a second floor window, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Langford and Battalion Chief Patrick Kehoe.

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A 38-year-old woman was found dead in a bedroom on the second floor, according to Chicago Police. No other injuries were reported.

Four units in the building were occupied and at least two adults and one child have been displaced, said Kehoe.

Police investigate a fatal fire about 12 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the 1300 block of West 57th St. in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

At least one smoke detector was located in the hallway of the building. It was not clear if it was working, or if there were any in the woman’s apartment, Kehoe said.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office had not confirmed the death. Area South detectives were investigating.

Source: Chicago sun