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Rescued-Peotone woman dies of injuries from fire

A woman was rescued from a house fire in Peotone. But she was pronounced dead from her injuries at a hospital in Olympia Fields. 79-year-old Brenda Atkins was identified as the victim in Wednesday’s residential fire in the 700-block of Pelican Lane. Thick smoke filled the air. Neighbors informed firefighters that the victim was trapped in the basement. The cause of the fire was unknown, but it was not suspicious.

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