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Woman Critical After House Fire

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A 53-year-old woman is in critical condition after a fire broke out inside a home on the south side.

Crews were called to the scene on the 2300 block of Beecher Street around 4:30 a.m.

Captain Rita Reith says another occupant of the home was cooking bacon and the grease got out of control -- sparking the fire.

The injured woman was asleep at the time.  Damage is estimated at $75,000

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