PILSEN— A 48-year-old woman died after a fire broke out in an apartment early Monday morning in Pilsen, fire officials confirmed.
At 1:45 a.m. Monday, firefighters responded to a fire that started on the second story of a building in the 1800 block of South Peoria Street, said Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department.
A 48-year-old woman was pulled from the building and transported to Stroger Hospital where she later died, Langford said.
The woman’s name has not yet been released by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The fire started in a living room of the second floor. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Langford said. No functioning smoke detectors were heard while firefighters put out the fire, he said.
Jonathan Poilpre, 21, who was staying at his girlfriend’s apartment a block away the night of the fire, said the street was filled with smoke at about 2:30 a.m. Monday.
Firefighters were canvassing the area Monday morning to pass out smoke detectors and fire safety literature, Langford said.