Man who died in River North fire ID'd

Choppter 7 HD was over the scene of a building fire Wednesday morning on Canal Steet in Chicago.

February 27, 2014 6:13:27 AM PST
A man was found dead after a fire at his home in the River North neighborhood Wednesday morning.

James Whitner, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:48 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 365 N. Canal in Chicago. Crews said the fire was isolated to one unit of the four-unit building. No one else was injured.

Firefighters say there were non-working smoke detectors in the unit.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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