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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: More Storms Possible This Weekend
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.READ MORE: Boards Used To Protect Businesses During Last Summer's Unrest Now Painted And On Display At DuSable Museum Of African American History
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.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Officer Owns Englewood Home That Was Location Of Deadly Mass Shooting
The cause of the fire was under investigation.