Girl killed in Englewood house fire

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A girl was killed and eight people were displaced in a house fire Friday morning in Englewood on the South Side, authorities said.

The fire broke out about 7 a.m. at a home in the 5800 block of South May Street and spread to two other homes, according to Chicago police.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said family members were trying to search the home when firefighters arrived. They were removed from the building and crews started a search at the same time as the first hose line began working on the fire.

Firefighters found the girl on a bunk bed “burned beyond recognition,” Merritt said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Katlyn Jefferies. Her exact age was not immediately known.

Six children and two adults were displaced as a result of the fire, police said.

The blaze was put out by about 7:30 a.m., Merritt said. The cause remains under investigation.

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