Update:Man Found Dead In Burning Home In South Chicago


Officials: Cause of fatal South Chicago fire was electrical

Reporters from the Chicago Tribune report that the cause of of fire might have been electrical issues.

“A man died when fire broke out in his apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early this morning in a blaze started by electrical issues.

Firefighters were called to the 2 1/2-story building in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue around 6 a.m., according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

The man, around 50, found was dead in the bedroom during a primary search, he said. His name was not being released.

Smoke detectors were working in the building, Langford said.

Officials determined that the cause of the fire was electrical.”


Firefighters responded to a early morning fire in the 8300 block of South Baker around 6:15 am to find a man badly charred from a fire. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.




“CHICAGO (CBS) – Firefighters responding to a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood on Friday found a man dead inside the home.

The Fire Department responded around 6:15 a.m. to a fire at a home in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue. When firefighters arrived, an adult male was found dead inside.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, the victim’s body had been charred in the fire.

The cause of the fire had not been determined as of Friday morning.


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