The fire broke out near 76th and Izard just after 6:00 Wednesday morning
The fire broke out just after 6:00 Wednesday morning and sent thick smoke through the Hillside neighborhood. Battalion Chief John McCormick says it appears the fire had been burning for quite some time before someone reported it.
Because of the thick smoke, McCormick says fire crews had to search for the house that was burning.
After the fire was extinguished, the body of 82-year-old Helen Jacobson was found in her home. She lived alone and was found in a room in the back of the house. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.