“A 68-year-old man died when fire broke out in his home in Bellwood, authorities said.
Otis Green, of the 300 block of 50th Avenue, was pronounced dead after 4 p.m. Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He had suffered burns.
Andre Harvey, director of public safety in Bellwood, said authorities received the first 911 call for the fire about 3:35 p.m. and the fire alarm was struck about 4:15 p.m.
Crews remained at the scene investigating until about 7:30 p.m., Harvey said. The fire was likely caused by “careless use of smoking materials,” he said.