Residential fire on South Side leaves 43-year-old man dead: CFD

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Chicago authorities are looking into what caused a South Side fire that left a 43-year-old man Sunday night.

Police and firefighters responded to reports of a residential fire around just before midnight on Sunday near 89th Street and South Essex Avenue.

Flames were seen coming from the garage behind the house. While conducting a search of the home, crews found the man unresponsive in the garage.

He was pronounced dead on scene.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Gilbert Sims.

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