Man found dead after garage fire on Northwest Side

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A man was found dead after a garage fire on the city’s Northwest Side.

The fire happened on the 3700 block of North Albany Sunday night.

A neighbor says he heard several explosions.

Flames were so big that a power line pole caught fire.

The victim has not been identified.

No one has confirmed if the man who lived at the home was the one in the garage when it exploded.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  • Hal Stedman

    zi took the video and I'm being itnerviewed. The first explosion was massive, thought it was my house. While evacuatiing I noticed from a side window that it was 4 doors down. The vidio was taken about 45 seconds after the first major blast. While videotaping I caught more explosions, that's 2 garages burning. WGN didn't use the sound though. The initial balst, I'm told was beacuse of 2 propane tanks. I have NEVER experienced anything like that fist explosion before. Kudos to Fire Dept because you can here the sirens coming about 2 minutes after the explosion. Two other severly damages. Surronding houses, garages all have melted siding.