Woman Jumps From Burning Englewood Home

The woman jumped from a window on the home's third floor, fire officials said

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013  |  Updated 8:46 AM CDT
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A woman jumped from a window on the third floor of a burning home, fire officials said. Five adults and eight children were displaced by the blaze.

A woman jumped from a window on the third floor of a burning home, fire officials said. Five adults and eight children were displaced by the blaze.

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A Chicago woman survived a life-or-death decision Monday night when she jumped from a blazing home in the city's Englewood neighborhood.

Fire officials said the fire broke out around 11 p.m. near West 59th Street and South Peoria Street and quickly spread. The blaze engulfed the attic and one of the back porches before firefighters arrived.

The woman jumped from a window on the home's third floor, fire officials said. She was transported to Cook County Hospital for treatment.

Five adults and eight children were displaced by the fire. The incident remains under investigation.

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