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Woman injured, hospitalized in Lawndale fire

Saturday, December 28, 2013
A fire broke out in an apartment building early Saturday morning in the citys Lawndale neighborhood.

A fire broke out in an apartment building early Saturday morning in the city's Lawndale neighborhood.

A woman is hospitalized after being trapped in a burning apartment building early Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood.

The fire broke out in a two flat along Harding near 18th Street around 1 a.m. Saturday morning in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood.

Neighbors initially tried to reach the woman, but the smoke and flames pushed them back.

The fire crew on the scene found the woman in a second floor apartment and brought her down to safety.

The woman is currently hospitalized and in critical condition from burns and smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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