Chicago high-rise fire kills one, injures 12

By: Taryn Thomas

USA Today reported that a huge fire broke out after 1 a.m. Thursday in a high-rise in Chicago. There were hundreds of firefighters trying to put the fire out.

One woman that lived on the 36th floor died in the fire. Twelve others were injured including five firefighters. None of the injuries are life-threatening, according to authorities.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the woman who died was named Beata Bihl and she was an 84-year-old German immigrant. She called 911, but she never made it out of the apartment building. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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