An elderly woman dies, her husband is seriously injured in a house fire in Roseland; firefighter also injured

CHICAGO (CBS) – An elderly woman is dead and a man is seriously injured after a house fire in the Roseland neighborhood Saturday morning.

Police said around 3:58 a.m. responding officers received a call to assist EMS in the 10500 block of South Forest Avenue.

Upon arrival, a fire was discovered on the second floor of the residence, police said.

A 71-year-old woman was found unconscious and later pronounced dead at Roseland Community Hospital, according to firefighters. Her husband, a 70-year-old man, was also taken to Roseland in critical condition.

A firefighter was also taken to hospital with a lower leg injury, the CFD said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters will distribute smoke detectors and literature in the neighborhood at 10 a.m.


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