Woman Critically Injured in High-Rise Fire

Fire breaks out at senior citizen facility

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 2:53 PM CDT
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Woman Critically Injured in High-Rise Fire

CFD Media Affairs

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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An elderly woman was hospitalized in critical condition Friday afternoon following a fire at a West Side Lawndale neighborhood senior citizen facility.

It happened at the Albany Terrace Apartments at 3030 W. 21st Place and was struck out by 2 p.m., fire officials say.

Some residents evacuated themselves from the building, but the 67-year-old victim suffered smoke inhalation.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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