Man killed in Oak Forest house fire


OAK FOREST, Ill. — A man was killed in a house fire in Oak Forest Monday.

He was identified as Michael D. Houle, 57, of Oak Forest.

Oak Forest police said fire crews responded to a call of a fire in the 16700 block of Kara Court around 5 a.m.

Upon arrival firefighters were told a person was trapped inside the home. 

Firefighters were able to locate the man but he died from his injuries.

The Cook County Medical Examiner has identified that man as 57-year-old Michael Houle.

A second person also suffered burns but refused treatment.

Three adults were displaced as a result of the fire.

The fire is under investigation.

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