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Woman Hospitalized After Uptown High-Rise Fire

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CHICAGO (STMW) -- A 77-year-old woman was hospitalized after a fire broke out in a 20-story high-rise Friday evening in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.

About 5 p.m., a fire was reported on the sixth floor at 4300 North Marine Drive, Fire Media Affairs said, adding that the fire was contained to one room.

The woman was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition for smoke inhalation, Fire Media Affairs said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, and its cause remains under investigation, Fire Media Affairs said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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