Woman Dies in Palatine, IL House Fire


A 78-year-old woman died in a house fire in Palatine, IL Thursday night. Fire crews arrived at the house, located on the 300 block of West Slade Street, just before 7 p.m. Firefighters found Hazel J. Keisler in the kitchen of the burning home, brought her outside and tried to revive her, but they were unsuccessful.

Police were able to get one person out of the house safely before firefighters arrived at the scene. ABC News 7 identified that person as the adult son of the woman who died.

Most structure fires occur in residential settings. House fires are responsible for about 2,520 deaths and 12,720 injuries in the U.S. each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Cooking equipment is the leading cause of house fires and is tied with heating elements as the second leading cause of home fire deaths and injuries.

At this time, it is unclear what started the fire. An investigation is ongoing.





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