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Man found dead after Englewood fire last week identified

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A man who was found dead after a fire early Thursday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood has been identified.

Emergency crews were called at 2:18 a.m. about the fire at a building in the 6800 block of South Normal, according to Chicago Fire Department Chief Juan Hernandez. The fire was put out a short time later.

Rodney Gordon, 51, who lived on the same block, was found dead in a second-floor apartment, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy was performed, but has not yet ruled on his cause and manner of death.

Two adults were displaced by the fire, Hernandez said.

The police Bomb and Arson Unit was investigating, although the fire appeared to be “noncriminal in nature,” police said.