A woman died after a fire broke out at a Gresham home Monday morning on the South Side.
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 was extinguished by 10:45 a.m., had spread to at least one other home, Langford said.
Four adults were displaced by the blaze. It was unclear if there was a working smoke detector.