Police: Man found dead after South Side blaze

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A man was found dead after a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.

The blaze began in the single-family home in the 9100 block of South Crandon about 1:30 p.m., police said.

A 65-year-old man was found dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said the man was the only person in the home. The other person who lives at the house was not home at the time of the fire.

Police said the fire appears to be accidental, based on preliminary information. Langford said the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

Firefighters put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

Firefighters put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

Firefighters put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

Firefighters put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

Firefighters put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

Firefighters put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

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