57-year-old man dies in Whiting house fire

WHITING, Ind. (WLS) -- Firefighters are investigating the cause of a deadly blaze at a home in northwest Indiana.

The fire broke out just after 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1200-block of 121st Street in Whiting.

Police arrived to find heavy smoke. They told firefighters there was a man in his 50s in the house when they arrived. Crews found the man dead inside the home.

The Lake County, Ind., coroner's office identified the victim as 57-year-old Alan Lewandowski. Officials said he suffered burns and smoke inhalation as a result of the fire.

There were no other injuries reported.
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