Man killed in Brainerd fire

The fire started about 7:40 p.m. on a back porch before spreading to an apartment in the 9200 block of South Loomis Street, Chicago fire officials said.

Firefighters respond to the scene of a blaze Feb. 18, 2021, at an apartment in the 9200 block of South Loomis Street.

Firefighters respond to the scene of a blaze Feb. 18, 2021, at an apartment in the 9200 block of South Loomis Street.

Chicago Fire Department

A 58-year-old man was killed in a fire Thursday in Brainerd on the South Side.

The fire started about 7:40 p.m. on a back porch before spreading to an apartment in the 9200 block of South Loomis Street, Chicago fire officials said.

Anthony James Rogers was inside the apartment and was rushed to a local hospital but died shortly after arriving, according to officials and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy found he died of injuries from smoke inhalation and ruled his death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

Fire officials said the apartment did not appear to have a working smoke alarm.

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