Man dies in Hazel Crest fireon February 24, 2021 at 8:31 pm

A 44-year-old man died and two people were injured after a fire broke out in a home Wednesday in south suburban Hazel Crest.

Firefighters arrived to the blaze about 4 a.m. and found two people unconscious inside a home in the 3400 block of Hickory Lane, according to the Hazel Crest Fire Department.

The pair were pulled from the fire, while a third person escaped on their own, the department said in a statement.

They were all taken to hospitals, where the 44-year-old man was pronounced dead, the department said.

His name and cause of death haven’t been released by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal was investigating the cause of the fire.

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