Father, adult daughter killed in Austin fire; 2 others injured

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CHICAGO -- A father and his adult daughter were killed, and two others were injured, in a fire in the Chicago's Austin neighborhood.

The fire happened around 10 a.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of West Race.

Relatives told WGN Peggy Davis, 61, was pulled from the fire but died of her injures at the hospital.

Her father,  Isaac Davis, 86, who was confined to a wheelchair, also died from injuries.

Officials say two of their relatives — an 88-year-old woman and a man in his early 60s — were also injured in the fire. They were taken to the hospital and both are in stable condition.

The family tells WGN an uncle was downstairs and smoking when the mattress caught on fire.  The uncle, who  managed to escape from the burning home, suffered a seizure which the family believes may have led to the fire.

A fifth relative who was in the home when the fire started was a 24-year-old woman. She refused medical attention at the scene.

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to put out the blaze.

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