CHICAGO (CBS) — A 61-year-old man is dead and a 55-year-old woman is hospitalized after a fire in West Englewood early Sunday morning, the Chicago Fire Department confirms.
Fire crews say it started around 12:45 a.m. near 63rd and Honore streets.READ MORE: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
Lonnie McDowell, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and fire officials and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The woman who survived is being treated for smoke inhalation and is expected to survive.READ MORE: Family Praying For Recovery Of 11-Year-Old Ny-Andra Dyer, Shot In The Face At West Pullman Gas Station; 'I Just Need A Miracle'
The Fire Department says seven other people living at the house are now homeless.
Following the fire, members of the Fire Department’s Public Education Division talked with people who live nearby and visited homes, giving out smoke detectors and fire safety literature.MORE NEWS: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
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