Fire Prevention and Protection: Woman, Granddaughter Killed in Chicago Apartment Fire

Two people were killed today in a fire at an Chicago (IL) apartment that was not equipped with smoke detectors. The fire occurred this morning in the city's South Shore neighborhood, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune ( The fire killed a woman, 42, and her five-year-old granddaughter. Preliminary information indicated the child might have been playing with a lighter in the third-floor apartment. Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford said fire investigators determined that the fire was caused by an open flame. Although the apartment did not contain smoke detectors, there was at least one in a common area. Firefighters removed the critically in...

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