Man dies after apparently jumping from 7th floor apartment in Lincoln Park after a fire was purposely set, police saySun-Times Wireon October 5, 2021 at 11:17 am

Five people, including four police officers, were injured following a fire Oct. 4, 2021, in Lincoln Park. | Sun-Times file photo

Police said they were investigating the fire at 400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue as an arson but gave no details.

A man died after apparently jumping from a 7th-floor apartment in Lincoln Park after a fire had been purposely set, according to Chicago police.

The fire was reported around 5 p.m. in the 400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue, police said. Responding crews found a 31-year-old man on the ground and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four officers suffered minor smoke inhalation and were transported to a hospital for evaluation, officials said.

The fire was contained to the apartment. Police said it was being investigated as an arson.

No other details were released.

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