One Dead In Portage Park Apartment Fire

January 12, 2019 - 11:47 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- One man is dead in a Portage Park apartment fire that displaced 10 other families Saturday morning.

About 8:45 a.m., the fire started on the top floor of the three-story building in the 4800 block of West Hutchinson Street, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The man was injured in the blaze and later pronounced dead at Community First Medical Center..

Portage Park Fire
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No one else was injured in the fire that damaged two apartment units, fire officials said. The 10 people were temporarily displaced and let back into their homes several hours later.

The cause is under investigation