Excerpts from abc7Chicago.com:

About 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday (2/28/18), firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 2000 block of Collett Lane in Flossmoor. After putting out the fire and searching the home, firefighters found a deceased male in the lower level. The age and identity of the victim were not released. No one else was injured in the fire which is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s office and the Flossmoor police and fire departments.

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 58-year-old woman, identified as Therese Chenault, was found in a third-floor apartment in 7600 block of South Essex Avenue after firefighters were called a little after 8 p.m.  Wednesday 2/28/18. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:39 p.m.

The fire may have been related to the woman using an oxygen tank in the apartment and appeared to have been accidental, but fire officials were still investigating. The fire was contained to the woman’s apartment. Smoke detectors were working in the building.

Excerpts from abc7Chicago.com:

Chicago firefighters said a residential building in the 5200-block of West Chicago Avenue was fully engulfed in flames on the first and second floors when they arrived Friday morning.  The fire may have started on the first floor in the back of the building.

As firefighters were working to see if everyone got out, they found one man unconscious. He was taken the hospital and is now in critical condition. Firefighters also found a woman on the second floor and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released her identity.A firefighter also suffered a back injury, but is expected to be ok. 

It took firefighters nearly an hour to put the fire out and later a small flareup spread to the building next door. There were no working smoke detectors inside. Firefighters will return to the scene to hand out smoke detectors Friday.

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