Man dies in West Garfield Park fireon February 27, 2021 at 12:07 am

A man died while trying to escape from a fire Friday in West Garfield Park, officials said.

The man “tried to escape but succumbed to heavy smoke” after a blaze broke out about 4:45 p.m. at a home in the 4300 block of West Maypole Avenue, Chicago fire officials said.

Firefighters found the man in the back of the home and he was taken to West Suburban Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

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

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