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Woman killed in Garfield Ridge house fire

A woman was killed after a fire tore through a home in Garfield Ridge Sunday morning, officials said.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 5425 South Mulligan Ave. at around 9:49 a.m., according to District Fire Chief Michael Divita.

The woman, who lived alone, was found inside the home and pronounced dead at the scene. Crews extinguished the fire after about 15 minutes, Divita said.

“The fire had been burning for a while; we don’t know how long,” Divita said. “It had pretty much burned itself out.”

The house had extensive damage from the fire. The cause and origin of the blaze are under investigation, officials said.

karmanini@chicagotribune.com