Woman Critically Injured in Humidifier Fire

A woman was critically injured early Monday in a house fire in north suburban Wilmette.

Firefighters responded to a house in the 200 block of Valley View Drive after a 66-year-old woman called at 1:11 a.m. to report her humidifier was on fire, Wilmette duty chief Jeff Gorr said.

When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from the bedroom window of the ranch-style home, Gorr said.

The woman was found unconscious in the dining room, and was taken in critical condition to Skokie Hospital, Gorr said.

Damage to the home is estimated at $100,000, Gorr said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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