Police investigating Ashburn fire that critically injured man

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Chicago Police’s Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating whether a Southwest Side fire that left a man in critical condition Thursday morning was set to cover up a crime.

The fire was first reported at 4:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Columbus, Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez said.

The man, about 60 years old, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, Velez said. The fire had been extinguished by 6:20 a.m.

Arson investigators were on scene Thursday morning to determine whether a crime scene preceded the fire, police said, who did not immediately have more details.

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