CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman was killed in an extra-alarm house fire in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood Monday.
The fire broke out just before 10 a.m. at 8032 S. Hermitage Ave. The Fire Department called a 2-11 alarm for extra equipment to fight the blaze.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Mainly Clear And Not As Cold Sunday Night
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The 211 8032 hermitage is now struck out. One critical injury adult female found in rear bedroom. Fire is now out. No CFD injuries. Four adults are now displaced. pic.twitter.com/ntgHkPMPt4
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) February 8, 2021
A woman about 45 years old was found in the rear bedroom and was pulled from the fire as soon as firefighters arrived, but had already suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation, the Fire Department said.
The woman was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She was identified as Cecelia Glinsey.
Four adults were displaced by the fire. No firefighters were injured.MORE NEWS: Boy, 11, Shot And Wounded In West Pullman; He Is Second Child Shot In Area Within Week
Officials said careless smoking might have caused the fire. The house did not have working smoke detectors, officials said.