CHICAGO — A 48-year-old woman died, and a firefighter was injured during a fire overnight in the city's Pilsen neighborhood.
The fire started around 1:30 a.m. Monday at an apartment building on 18th and Peoria.
The woman was found unresponsive by fire crews on the second-floor.
She was transported to Stroger Hospital where she later died.
A firefighter cut his hand while battling the fire. He was treated at an area hospital and is expected to be OK.
Investigators say the fire may have been started by a candle or by an electrical malfunction.
Neighbors tell WGN News the victim was a landlord who owned several buildings in the area, including the site of the fire.