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Woman, 76, Dies in Tinley Park House Fire

Patricia Clausen died in a fire at her home Friday night.

A 76-year-old Tinley Park woman died Friday in a fire at her house in the 17400 block of Oketo Avenue in Tinley Park, officials said. 

The woman has been identified as 76-year-old Patricia Clausen, according to the Will County Coroner.

Crews were called to the scene around 8 p.m., after a 911 call from a neighbor. Firefighters found Clausen alone in the living room, where the fire started, Sun-Times Media reports.

Clausen was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, where she was pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Heather S. April 12, 2014 at 07:07 PM
This is so sad. It's also a good reminder to call your elderly family members to check up on them from time to time
Harry Callahan April 13, 2014 at 01:05 PM
I'm curious to learn the cause of fire and what prevented the poor lady from escaping also I believe it was still light outside when this tragic incident took place.

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