CHICAGO (CBS)– A woman was found dead in a house fire in the South Austin neighborhood early Monday morning.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, officers responded to a ranch house fire in the 5000 block of West Gladys around 2:40 a.m. and made entry into the house.READ MORE: Dixmoor Boil Order Remains In Effect As Crews Continue Work To Identify Source Of Weeklong Water Woes
Firefighters then found a 34-year-old woman unresponsive in the front room of the house. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
The victim’s sister told CBS 2 the woman, Stephanie Haynes, is a mother a four and was five to six months pregnant with a fifth child. The sister said Haynes may have been dead before the fire.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Likely Sunday, Breezy Late
Haynes moved to Chicago late last year.
CFD said the cause of her death and the fire is under investigation.
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