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Woman killed in house fire on South Side

Fire struck this home Sunday morning 4100 block South Berkeley Avenue. Richard Chapman/Sun-Times Photo

Fire struck this home Sunday morning in the 4100 block of South Berkeley Avenue. Richard Chapman/Sun-Times Photo

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Updated: March 10, 2013 8:51PM



A woman was killed in a fire Sunday morning at a home in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side.

Vershonda Marshall, 41, was found unconscious on the second floor of a home on the 4100 block of South Berkeley. She was pronounced dead at 8:58 a.m. at University of Chicago Medical Center. Fire officials said Marshall, of the 8700 block of South Burley, suffered smoke inhalation.

The fire, which started about 8:15 a.m., apparently began on the first floor of the single-family home.

The fire quickly spread to the second floor and through the roof. It was extinguished at 8:39 a.m. The cause was under investigation.

Three other people were able to leave the house safely.



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