Woman, 24, ID'd after fatal Lombard fire
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a deadly fire at a home in Lombard.
The home is boarded up after siding melted, the garage was burned out, and debris was scattered throughout the lawn.
The state's attorney's office is now involved in the case, and police are being very tight-lipped.
Police are investigating the death of a woman pulled from the burning home. Firefighters arrived at the house around 4 a.m. Sunday. They also found a car in the driveway engulfed in flames.
Firefighters rescued a man and a woman inside the burning home. Paramedics took them to the hospital, but the woman was pronounced dead. The medical examiner has identified her as 24-year-old Paula Morgan.
Neighbors who lived near the home on South Ahrens were told to evacuate.
"Police were pounding on the door. I said, 'Who is it?' They said, 'Police, you have to get out.' I thought it was a bomb scare or something," one man said.
Morgan's autopsy is set for Monday.
The unidentified man is hospitalized; his condition has not been released.