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Woman dies in Edgewater Beach high-rise fire

Linda Collins, 58, was found dead in an Edgewater Beach high-rise Tuesday morning after a fire broke out on her kitchen stove.

Crews responded to a fire in Edgewater Beach on Nov. 24.
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A 58-year-old woman was found dead in an Edgewater Beach high-rise Tuesday morning after a fire broke out on her kitchen stove, according to police.

Crews were called to a blaze about 9:20 a.m. at a 15-story building in the 5200 block of North Kenmore Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.

A woman was found on her living room floor and was pronounced dead with her service dog, Chicago police said in a media notification.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Linda Collins.

A fire on the seventh floor was extinguished by 10 a.m., Merritt said.

Police said other apartments on the same floor had water damage.