Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Hazel Crest firefighters arrived about 4 a.m. Wednesday at a house fire in the 3400 block of Hickory Lane and found two people unconscious inside. The victims were pulled from the fire, while a third person had escaped on their own. They were all taken to hospitals, where a 44-year-old man, identified as Michael Burrage, was pronounced dead.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal was investigating the cause of the fire.

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