Man dies in Lemont fire

Firefighters responded early Monday and found a family member who escaped the fire and said a man was trapped inside.

A fire truck

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A man died after a fire broke out early Monday in southwest suburban Lemont.

Firefighters responded about 1 a.m. to the 700 block of Czacki Street and found a family member who escaped the fire and said a man was trapped inside, the Lemont Fire Department said in a statement.

The man, 64, was found dead in the rear of the home, the department said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man as William Slane.

The fire was extinguished within 30 minutes and no other injuries were reported.

A resident in the home used oxygen, which may have accelerated the fire, according to Lemont police Commander Thad Mezyk. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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