Woman, 48, killed in Pilsen apartment fire

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.

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