Excerpts from Fox32chicago.com:

Just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Chicago firefighters responded to a house fire on South Homewood Avenue, just north of 115th Street in Morgan Park. Crews encountered several challenges that made the fire more difficult to control.

“There were barricades on the back door, like a 2×4, I guess to keep people out. Also there was also a lot of debris inside of the building which made the fire a lot more hectic to fight,” Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Anthony Frazier said.

Inside, two men were found dead on the main level. The victims have not yet been identified.  

The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes. There were no working smoke detectors inside the home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.