CHICAGO (CBS) — An 83-year-old man died after being pulled from a fire at his Ravenswood Manor neighborhood home early Saturday on the Northwest Side.
Crews responded about 12:30 a.m. to the blaze in the 2900 block of West Giddings, and firefighters found Ibraham Fakhoury in the basement, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.READ MORE: First Illinois Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Chicago Resident
He was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m., authorities said. An autopsy on Saturday did not immediately rule on the cause or manner of his death pending further investigation.READ MORE: 71-Year-Old Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed While Heading To Store To Buy Newspaper In Chinatown
Fire officials said he had been smoking while using an oxygen tank, igniting the fire. It was put out in about 15 minutes.MORE NEWS: After Shots Are Fired At Eurostars Magnificent Mile Hotel Following Past Criminal Issues There, Alderman Wants License Pulled
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