86-year-old man found dead after Lawndale fire

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An elderly man was found dead early Tuesday after a fire was extinguished in a Lawndale neighborhood apartment building on the West Side.

Firefighters responded to the blaze about 1:30 a.m. at the two-story apartment building in the 700 block of South Keeler, according to Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Curtis Hudson.

The fire was found on the second floor and was extinguished by 2 a.m., Hudson said.

An 86-year-old man was found dead in an apartment and pronounced at the scene, according to Chicago Police.

His name was not released Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy did not rule on his cause and manner of death pending further investigation, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 62-year-old man suffered smoke inhalation and was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Hudson said.

It was not known whether anyone was displaced by the blaze.

The police Bomb and Arson Unit was investigating the cause of the fire early Tuesday.

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