Man found dead after fire breaks out in home in East Garfield Park

The 53-year-old man was found unresponsive inside the home and brought to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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A 53-year-old man was killed in a fire March 28, 2021, in East Garfield Park.

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A man was found dead after a fire broke out in a home in East Garfield Park on the West Side Sunday morning.

Authorities responded around 9:30 a.m. to the residence in the 2600 block of West Monroe Street and found the 53-year-old man unresponsive inside, Chicago police and fire officials said.

He was brought to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. A firefighter was taken to the same hospital as a precaution after suffering shortness of breath.

The man who died was identified as Curtis Thomas by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death was pending.

Officials were investigating the cause of the fire.

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