Elderly man dies in high-rise fire near West Side

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CHICAGO-- A 70-year-old man was killed in a near West Side high-rise fire.

The fire broke out at about 11:00 p.m. last night in the 300 block of South Damen.

Firefighters found the man in bed in his 11th floor unit where the fire started.

Firefighters say the man was on oxygen which contributed to the fire.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.

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