2 die in Gresham house fire, including 15-year-old girl

A woman and a 15-year-old girl died in a fire Sunday morning in the 8600 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

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Firefighters work to put out a blaze early Feb. 28 at a bungalow in the 8600 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

A fire broke out in a home Feb. 28, 2021 in the 8600 block of South Hermitage Avenue in Gresham.

Chicago Fire Department

A woman and 15-year-old girl died in a house fire early Sunday in Gresham on the South Side.

Firefighters responded to a blaze about 4 a.m. and pulled out six people from the home in the 8600 block of South Hermitage Avenue, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Porche Stinson Ford, 15, and Ieshia Ford, 34, were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They both lived in the same block where the fire broke out.

Autopsy results were expected to be released Monday.

Two other women and two men were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment, police said.

The home had no working smoke detectors, fire officials said.

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