Woman dead in Humboldt Park fire last week identified

Woman dead in Humboldt Park fire last week identified

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A woman who died after a Humboldt Park blaze in a vacant building last week has been identified.

The “heavy fire” happened June 8 in the 900 block of North Lawndale Avenue about 5:45 a.m., Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

Firefighters, who put the blaze out in 15 minutes, found a man who was badly burned inside the home, Langford said. He claimed his 30-year-old wife, Sarah Amann, was still stuck inside, who firefighters later found on the second floor of the building, authorities said.

Amann, of the 200 block of West Strathmore Court in Bloomingdale, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy last week did not rule on the cause or manner of her death pending further investigation, the medical examiner’s office said.

The man, whose exact age was not yet known, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

The two may have been squatters in the building, which has been vacant for years, Langford said.

Three adults and a teenager were displaced from a neighboring home that was partially damaged by the fire, Langford said. Human Services was at the scene to help them find housing.

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