Authorities identify man found dead after South Side blaze

SHARE Authorities identify man found dead after South Side blaze

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.

The Latest
Lori Lightfoot heads to Harvard for a fellowship at the public health school; her course will be, in part, a study of how she steered Chicago through the COVID-19 pandemic.
They don’t want Fields rushing for 1,000 yards again, but someone else needs to.
Employees of the online retailer walked out to protest a policy requiring corporate employees to return to the office three days a week and want its carbon footprint reduced.
The deal passed by a bipartisan coalition, despite pushback from conservatives and progressives, restricts spending for two years, suspends the debt ceiling until 2025 and imposes work rules for older people receiving food aid.