BELLWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — A Bellwood woman is hospitalized after she was trapped inside a burning apartment and saved by firefighters Saturday night.
The 61-year-old had to be rescued from the second story of her building.READ MORE: After Talking To IDES More Than 40 Times And Not Getting Answers, Suburban Man's Issues With Unemployment Benefits Issues Are Resolved Following CBS 2 Report
She was on a ventilator at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood Sunday morning.
Firefighters responded to the fire on Bellwood Avenue next to Lincoln Park Primary School around 5 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters say the fire started in a back unit and then spread throughout the second floor.
Both the woman and an elderly man had to be rescued down some steps. Both suffered smoke inhalation.READ MORE: Chicago Ridge Residents Have Had It With Repeated Dumping At End Of One Dead-End Street
The building was boarded up Sunday morning.
“Red Cross services have been offered to the residents, but in the meantime the building is uninhabitable,” said Bellwood Fire Chief Douglas Dombek.
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