Man dies in River Grove fire

The man was found dead on the third floor of the building, where the fire was blowing out the window.

A man was stabbed following an argument Sept. 2, 2022, near a CTA Green Line station.

Sun-Times file

A 49-year-old man was found dead Friday in a River Grove apartment fire that displaced more than two dozen people in the western suburb.

Firefighters were called at 11 p.m. to 3045 Paris Ave. and found a heavy blaze coming from the third floor, River Grove Fire Chief Sean Flynn said in a statement.

He was found dead on the third floor, where the fire was blowing out the window, Flynn said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Krzysztof Walasek.

Twenty-six tenants were displaced, and 15 other fire departments assisted, Flynn said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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