Man, 79, Dead After Uptown Fire

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 79-year-old man is dead, after his apartment went up in flames in the Uptown neighborhood overnight.

Firefighters were called to an apartment complex at 4616 N. Beacon St., near Wilson Avenue, just after 9 p.m. Thursday.

They found Edward Fitzsimmons unresponsive at the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office says Fitzsimmons was dead at upon being found.

The fire was contained to one room, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation Friday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • inalienablewrights

    I wonder if this was just a case of stupidity (not buying a fire alarm) or if the guy was so poor after being taxed by government his whole life that he could not afford a $20 smoke detector?

    Inquiring minds would like to know?

  • ra

    maybe u should set ur place on fire and let is comment on it

  • inalienablewrights

    RA you are the king of non sequiturs.

    Any other intelligent remarks? We are on the edge of our chairs!

  • ra

    Yes go the the nearest expressway and jump that would b so kool to c

  • Leon

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