Man found dead after South Shore apartment fire
CHICAGO - A man was found dead inside an apartment after it caught fire Tuesday morning in the South Shore neighborhood.
Firefighters extinguished the fire around 1:35 a.m. in a residence in the 7500 block of South South Shore Drive where they discovered the 67-year-old lying unresponsive on the floor, police said.
The victim suffered second-degree burns and smoke inhalation, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Chicago's Office of Fire Investigation determined the blaze was accidental, police said.
The victim's name has not yet been released by the Cook County medical examiner's office.