(STMW) — An 81-year-old woman died after a fire at an Edgewater high-rise Friday morning.
Crews responded to the blaze on the 26th floor of a building in the 5300 block of North Sheridan about 8:30 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs. The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, a high-rise senior living facility, is located at 5333 N. Sheridan.
The fire was extinguished soon after, officials said.
Ann Turner was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m., according to fire officials and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She lived in the building where the fire started, authorities said.
An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday. The cause of the fire was unknown Friday night.
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