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Authorities: 1 killed, firefighter among 2 injured in Austin blaze

A firefighter responds to a fatal fire early Friday in the Austin neighborhood. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A woman was killed and two others, including a firefighter, were injured in a fire early Friday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, authorities said.

Just before 3 a.m., fire crews responded to the the blaze in the 5200 block of West Chicago, according to Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Media Affairs.

Fire crews respond to a blaze early Friday in the Austin neighborhood that left one person dead and two others, including a firefighter, injured. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times
Fire crews respond to a blaze early Friday in the Austin neighborhood that left one person dead and two others, including a firefighter, injured. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

Annette Terrell, 38, and another person were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where Terrell was pronounced dead at 4:17 a.m. and the other person was listed in serious to critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Terrell lived in the same block as the fire.

A firefighter was also taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a minor injury.

The fire was struck out by 3:50 a.m., Fire Media Affairs said.

No further information was immediately made available.

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