A husband died and his wife was said to be in "very critical" condition after a fire occurred Friday at their West Pullman home, authorities said.
Firefighters were initially called to a reported fire at approximately 3 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Aberdeen and began searching for possible victims upon arriving at the scene. An elderly man and woman, identified as Clarence and Clementine Johnson, were both found by firefighters and rushed to area hospitals, CFD officials said.
Clarence Johnson was taken to OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park and later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
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Clementine Johnson was was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she remained in "very critical" condition Friday night.
What caused the fire wasn't immediately clear.