Authorities identify man found dead after South Side blaze

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A man who was found dead after a South Side house fire last week has been identified.

The blaze began in the single-family, Calumet Heights neighborhood home about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the 9100 block of South Crandon, police said.

Danny Newell, 65, who lived on the same block as the fire, was found dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found Newell died of smoke and soot inhalation from the blaze. His death was ruled an accident.

Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said the man was the only person in the home. The fire did not appear suspicious, he said.

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