Man dead, firefighter hurt in East Garfield Park fireon March 28, 2021 at 10:24 pm

A man died and a firefighter was hurt in a fire Sunday morning in East Garfield Park on the West Side.

Authorities responded to a residence with its exterior on fire about 9:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of West Monroe Street, and found a 53-year-old male unresponsive inside, Chicago police and fire officials said.

The man was brought to Stroger Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said. A firefighter was taken to the same hospital as a precaution after suffering shortness of breath.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the fatality.

Officials were investigating the cause of the fire.

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