A 57-year-old man was killed in a house fire Monday in suburban Oak Forest.
Authorities responded to the blaze about 5:15 a.m. in the 16700 block of Kara Court, Oak Forest fire officials said in a statement.
Firefighters found Michael Houle in the house, but he succumbed to his injuries, officials and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
An autopsy found he died of thermal and inhalation injuries from the fire, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident.
Another person suffered slight burns to their hands, officials said.
The American Red Cross was called to assist three people who were displaced in the fire, officials said.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.
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