CHICAGO (CBS) — A 66-year-old man died Tuesday morning, after he was pulled out of a burning building in Evanston.
Firefighters responded to a 3-story home in the 1300 block of Oakton Street around 5 a.m.
Heavy smoke and fire could be seen coming from the rear of the third floor of the home, which housed one of the units, according to the fire department.
Norbert Kouba, who lived in the same block, was found inside the third-floor unit and pronounced dead, according to the fire department and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The cause of the fire was under investigation. The fire started in the rear of the top floor of the building.
Two people who lived in the unit encompassing the first two floors of the building made it out safely, and the fire was extinguished, the fire department said.
One firefighter suffered an injury to his lower extremities and was in good condition, the fire department said.
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