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Man dies in Little Village house fire, 4 people displaced

The fire broke out in a home early Friday in the 2600 block of South Harding Avenue.

Firefighters responded to a fatal fire early Friday in the 2600 block of South Harding Avenue.
Firefighters responded to a fatal fire early Friday in the 2600 block of South Harding Avenue.
Chicago Fire Department

A man was found dead in a fire early Friday in a Little Village home on the Southwest Side, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Firefighters responded about 3 a.m. and found the man, 53, dead in an attic of a home in the 2600 block of South Harding Avenue, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

The man was identified as Martin Garcia, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Autopsy results were pending.

A woman in her 40s fainted outside of the building and was taken by paramedics to St. Anthony Hospital in good condition, according to Merritt, who said it was unrelated to the fire.

Four people were displaced from their homes, he said. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

Merritt said there were no working smoke detectors.