Woman, 49, killed in apartment fire in Lansing

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LANSING, Ill. — A 49-year-old woman was killed after an apartment fire in Lansing.

The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Monday at an apartment complex on Bernice Road and Lorenz Avenue. Fire crews found the woman on the first-floor of the building, where they believe the fire started.

Two other residents and three police officers were taken to area hospitals. The officers were treated and released.

One resident tells WGN that he and six others jumped out of windows to escape the fire. The condition of those people are unknown.

The fire left a massive hole on the roof of the complex, but firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to adjacent buildings.

Six families are displaced due to the fire. The state fire marshal is investigating.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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