She was pulled from a rear bedroom at 8032 S. Hermitage Ave.
A woman died after a fire broke out at a Gresham home Monday morning on the South Side and spread to two neighboring houses.
The woman, about 45 years old, was pulled from a rear bedroom immediately after firefighters arrived at 8032 S. Hermitage Ave., according to the Chicago Fire Department.
She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition and later pronounced dead, department spokesman Larry Langford said. She suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns.
The fire, which broke about about 10 a.m. and was put out within an hour, had spread to two other homes.
A home to the north had extensive damage to its roof and attic, Langford said. Four people and a dog in the house escaped safely. A home to the south sustained some exterior damage as well.
The home where the fire started did not have a smoke detector, Langford said. The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately clear.