Man found dead following West Side fire

January 30, 2009 2:14:19 PM PST
A man was found dead in a basement apartment Friday morning.His body was found after a fire in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. It happened in the 4200-block of West Gladys.

The man has not yet been identified.

Fire media director Larry Langford says the fire may have been started while the man was using a hot plate for cooking.

There were no working smoke detectors in the home.