Woman, 71, dies in Scottsdale neighborhood fire

A woman in her 70s died in a fire Saturday morning in the Scottsdale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Firefighters responded to a blaze that started about 6:30 a.m. in the back bedroom of a 1 1/2 story apartment building in the 7900 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, Chicago Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Curtis Hudson said.

They found 71-year-old Karen McLean in the kitchen, according to Hudson and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:58 a.m.