1 found dead after Austin apartment fire

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A body was found in a basement after a fire in Chicago's Austin neighborhood Wednesday morning, police said.

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The body was found in the basement of an apartment building at about 12:23 a.m. after a fire was extinguished in the 5000-block of Congress Parkway, police said.

Authorities have not released information on the identity of the person who was found dead.

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Further details on the fire were not immediately available.

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