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Northwest Side woman, 80, dies following accidental house fire

An elderly woman died Wednesday after she was burned during an accidental fire at her home nearly a week ago in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Suzanne Okoniewski, 80, of the 3800 block of North Troy Street, was pronounced dead at 2:35 p.m. at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An accidental fire began at her home on Nov. 10 and she suffered third degree burns to over half of her body, according to police.

She had been smoking prior to the fire, according to police.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

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