Man, 65, dies after Uptown high-rise fire

A man died after he was injured in a fire Monday at a senior living center in the Uptown neighborhood.

Young Lee, 65, was found by firefighters on a burning couch at the Heiwa Terrace apartments at 920 W. Lawrence Ave., according to Chicago fire officials and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The fire broke out 3:30 a.m. Monday in a third-floor apartment, fire officials said. Lee was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He died at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday, the medical examiner’s office said.


An autopsy was scheduled.

A Chicago police officer was injured at the scene but refused medical help, according to fire officials.