Man, 79, Dead After Uptown Fire

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Beacon Street Fire

A man died overnight in a fire in this building at 4616 N. Beacon St. in the Uptown neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

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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.

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