A man died and two people in their 60s were injured in a fire Thursday morning in a home without smoke alarms in Englewood on the South Side, officials said.
Fire crews responded about 8:15 a.m. to a house fire in the 6900 block of South Union Avenue and found a man who was “badly burned” on the second floor, a Chicago police spokesperson said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was identified as Shann Nelson, 34, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy found he died of thermal injuries and inhaling by-products of the fire.
A 60-year-old man was rescued from the second floor and taken to St. Bernard Hospital, police said. His condition was not released. A 62-year-old woman who escaped on her own was treated at the scene.
The fire was put out at 9:12 a.m., according to CFD spokesman Larry Merritt.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said.