Man killed in fire at abandon building on Chicago's Southwest Side

A man was killed in a fire in Marquette Park on Chicago's Southwest Side Sunday morning. 

Fire officials responded to a blaze in a building located at 6401 South Whipple Street around 4:30 a.m. 

The two and a half story building was believed to be vacant, but a man, 36, was found inside and pronounced dead, CFD said. 

The fire is out and crews are no longer on scene. 

Ald. Raymond Lopez says the building was abandon and there were likely squatters using it.


The fire companies and public education will be on the block distributing smoke detectors and fire safety literature today at 10 a.m. 

Residents are advised to check their smoke and CO detectors to ensure they are functioning properly.

No additional information is available at this time.