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Firefighters Save 71-Year-Old Woman, Dog From South Chicago Blaze

By Kelly Bauer | July 14, 2017 8:44am | Updated on July 14, 2017 10:50am
 Firefighters rescued this dog and a 71-year-old woman from a fire in South Chicago on Thursday.
Firefighters rescued this dog and a 71-year-old woman from a fire in South Chicago on Thursday.
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Courtesy Chicago Fire Department

CHICAGO — A 71-year-old woman and a dog were rescued from a fire in South Chicago on Thursday.

Around 6:45 p.m.., firefighters were called to the fire at a bungalow in the 8300 block of South Luella Avenue, said Chicago Fire spokesman Larry Langford. A woman was stuck inside, shaking the door, and firefighters forced their way inside.

The woman, 71, was hospitalized after the fire and was in serious to critical condition, Langford said. A dog who was inside the home was given oxygen and rescued.

The fire was put out within 20 minutes, Langford said.