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Man found dead after Lawndale fire

Curtis Stewart, man was found in a basement apartment after firefighters extinguished a blaze at a home in the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue, officials said.

A man was found dead OCt. 3, 2020, after a fire at an apartment in the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue.
A man was found dead OCt. 3, 2020, after a fire at an apartment in the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue.
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A man was found dead Saturday after a fire in Lawndale on the West Side.

The 64-year-old man was found in a basement apartment after firefighters extinguished a blaze shortly before 1:30 a.m. at a home in the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue, according to Chicago police and fire officials. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cook County medical examiner identified him as Curtis Stewart.

Four people were also displaced as a result of the fire, police said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it appeared to be accidental.