Woman critically injured in Back of the Yards fire

She suffered third degree burns and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, fire officials said.

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A woman was injured in a fire in Back of the Yards

A woman was injured in a fire April 7, 2020, in the 5300 block of South Wallace Street in Back of the Yards.

Chicago Fire Department

A woman was critically injured in a fire Tuesday in Back of the Yards on the South Side.

Firefighters responded to a blaze at a single-story home about 10:20 a.m. in the 5300 block of South Wallace Street, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

A woman, about 60 years old, suffered third degree burns over the majority of her body, Merritt said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

The flames were extinguished by 11:10 a.m., fire officials said.

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