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Uptown woman injured in high-rise fire

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 15, 2012

An elderly woman remained hospitalized Sunday after she was injured in a weekend fire in her Uptown high-rise.

Here is a portion of the story from CBS Chicago:

A 77-year-old woman was hospitalized after a fire broke out in a 20-story high-rise Friday evening in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.

About 5 p.m., a fire was reported on the sixth floor at 4300 North Marine Drive, Fire Media Affairs said, adding that the fire was contained to one room.

The woman was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition for smoke inhalation, Fire Media Affairs said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, and its cause remains under investigation, Fire Media Affairs said.

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