Man killed in house fire on North Side

CHICAGO – A man was killed in a fire Wednesday afternoon on Chicago’s North Side.

The fire broke out in a three-story home in the 2400 block of Gunnison in Lincoln Square.

The Chicago Fire department says the adult man, whose age was not yet released, was in the attic and access to the attic was cut off by the fire.  The man could not escape.

 

The owner of the home says she was in the basement when she smelled smoke.  When she came outside, another neighbor was trying to coax the victim eventually, into jumping to the escape the fire.

The owner says the man who died was in his late 30s, early 40s.

According to CFD he is the 14th person to die in a Chicago Fire this year.

Several others escaped the fire.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Traffic in the area is delayed.

This is a developing story.  Check back for details.