Berwyn House Fire Leaves Man Dead

(CBS) — One man died in a house fire Friday afternoon in west suburban Berwyn.

WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.

Police and firefighters arriving at the three-story frame dwelling at 3309 South Home Avenue found flames shooting from the roof and windows and heavy smoke.

Firefighters were unable to conduct a search until the fire was brought under control, during the noon hour.

That turned up the severely burned body of a man believed to be the home’s 64-year-old owner, John Anderson.

The Medical Examiner’s office will need to make a positive identification.

Police said the fire is not believed to be suspicious. Hoarding may have been a factor, officials said.

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