Man, 33, found dead in North Lawndale apartment fire

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A 33-year-old man was found dead in a fire at his home Tuesday morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

Crews responded about 9:30 a.m. to a man trapped in a burning apartment in the 3500 block of West Douglas, according to Chicago Police and Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.

Travez Curtis was found in the room, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Curtis suffered burns and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy Wednesday did not rule on his cause and manner of death pending further investigation, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The apartment had working smoke detectors and the family woke up, but could not get inside the bedroom that was on fire, according to the fire department.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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