Man killed in RV fire on West Side identified

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A 78-year-old man who was killed when a building fire spread to a recreational vehicle more than a week ago on the West Side has been identified.

About 7:05 a.m. on April 3, officers responding to a building on fire in the 4500 block of West Fulton saw that the fire had spread to a nearby car and RV, police said.

The body of a man was discovered inside the RV, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

He was later identified as Ray Patterson, who lived on the same block, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of smoke and soot inhalation and ruled his death an accident.

No other injuries were reported.

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