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Humboldt Park man dies in overnight house fire

An overnight fire in a Humboldt Park home killed a man and injured another.

Jaime Martinez, 43, was badly burned in the 1:30 a.m. Saturday fire in his home in the 1600 block of North Central Park Avenue, authorities said.

He suffered second and third degree burns and smoke inhalation.

He was pronounced dead at St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center at 2:05 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A second man was also taken to St. Mary after suffering from smoke inhalation.



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