21-year-old woman killed, man critically hurt in Chatham fire

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Chicago Fire Department file photo | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

One person died and another was critically injured in a fire last month in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

About 1:05 a.m. Jan. 31, a building in the 8000 block of South Prairie Avenue caught on fire, according to Chicago police and the Chicago Fire Department.

Jacklyn D. Burgin, 21, and a 65-year-old man were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center with critical injuries from the fire, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s said. Burgin died at 2:38 a.m.

An autopsy revealed that Burgin died from inhaling combustible products and injuries related to the fire, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled an accident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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