Cicero house fire leaves 63-year-old man dead; 82-year-old woman rescued

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, October 17, 2022
1 killed, 1 rescued in Cicero house fire
Fire broke out at a home in west suburban Cicero, leaving a man dead.

CICERO, Ill. (WLS) -- A 63-year-old man was killed in a Cicero fire Monday morning, officials said.

The fire broke out after midnight in the 3100-block of South 53rd Avenue, officials said.

An 82-year-old woman was rescued from the fire, but a 62-year-old man believed to be her son died in the fire, officials said.

The victim was watching TV in the front room and officials said it appears the fire started in the basement right under the front room. The man has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Dale Forst.

The family has five cats, with three of them accounted for and two still missing.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but is believed to be accidental, possibly involving a candle.