Woman Killed In Back Of The Yards Garage Fire

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Back of the Yards neighborhood garage went up in flames overnight, killing a 57-year-old woman.

The fire started around 11:25 p.m. at a garage near 49th and Bishop.

Neighbors told police a woman ran into the burning garage, but didn’t come out. By the time firefighters arrived, the flames had spread, and crews were unable to save the woman.

After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they found the woman dead inside. Maria Saucedo, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A number of cars also were damaged in the fire.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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