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.