Authorities: Woman dead after Tinley Park fire

Written By BY LUKE WILUSZ Staff Reporter Posted: 04/11/2014, 05:10pm

A woman died Friday night after a fire in southwest suburban Tinley Park, authorities said.

Crews were dispatched to a residential fire in the 17300 block of Oketo Avenue at 8:22 p.m., Tinley Park Fire Chief Ken Dunn said.

Firefighters found a woman inside the burning home, Dunn said.

The woman, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, where she later died, Dunn said.

The fire was extinguished in about 15 or 20 minutes, Dunn said.

Nobody else was in the house at the time of the fire, and no other injuries were reported, Dunn said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation Friday night.

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