Officials: Woman dies 4 months after South Loop fire caused by smoking

SHARE Officials: Woman dies 4 months after South Loop fire caused by smoking
SHARE Officials: Woman dies 4 months after South Loop fire caused by smoking

A 64-year-old woman died Monday, four months after she was injured in a small fire at her South Loop home.

The flames wereout by the time firefighters arrived at the April 3 fire in the 1400 block of South Indiana, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Susan Washington was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died at 10:49 a.m. Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Tuesday found she died of complications of thermal injuries, and her death was ruled an accident.

The fire was caused by careless use of smoking materials, Langford said.


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