Breaking: Elderly Woman Dies in Fatal Maywood Fire on 2000 Block of South 9th Ave.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A Friday night house fire in Maywood has resulted in at least one death and an injury, according to Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh.

The fire happened on the 2000 block of South 9th Ave. on Friday, Bronaugh said. Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at around 10 p.m.

“Upon arrival, firefighters discovered, and found themselves battling, a fire in the bedroom of a single family home,” Bronaugh said. “An older gentleman was rushed to the hospital, suffering from both burns and smoke inhalation.”

Firefighters said that the man was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center. His condition is so far unknown.

Bronaugh said that, while firefighters were extinguishing the fire, the body of an unidentified elderly woman, who may have been the man’s mother, was discovered in a bedroom, where he believes the fire started.

“Although no official cause of the fire was named, foul play is not suspected in the origin of this fire,” the chief said. VFP

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