Man dead, firefighter hurt in East Garfield Park fire
CHICAGO - A man died and a firefighter was hurt in a fire Sunday morning in East Garfield Park, officials said.
Authorities responded to a residence with its exterior on fire about 9:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of West Monroe Street, and found a 53-year-old male unresponsive inside, Chicago police and fire officials said.
The man was brought to Stroger Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said. A firefighter was taken to the same hospital as a precaution after suffering shortness of breath.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the fatality.
Officials were investigating the cause of the fire.