A fire broke out in an apartment building in the southern suburb of Lansing, killing one woman and wounding five others.
Fire crews responded at 3:18 a.m. to heavy fires on multiple floors of a three-story building at Complex 3000 of Bernice Road, Lansing’s deputy fire department chief John Grady said in a statement.
He said that several people were rescued from the building, but that three officers were injured in the process. The fire was extinguished within an hour, and the entire apartment building was lost.
Grady said that a 49-year-old woman died in the fire.
The Cook County Examiner’s Office has not disclosed details of her death.
Grady said two occupants of the building were injured in the fire. The officers were treated and discharged from hospitals, but the condition of the rest was not known.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.