Elderly man killed in West Garfield Park home fire

December 2, 2012 5:27:01 PM PST
A fire in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood claimed the life of a man Sunday morning.

The fire started around 11 a.m. at a house on the 4000-block of West Van Buren Street, according to police.

A patron at a nearby church first alerted authorities about the blaze and crews found a 76-year old man in the home.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

Fire Department officials said the home had no smoke detectors.