85-Year-Old Severely Burned in Lincoln Park Fire

Fire at Pine Grove & Diversey leaves man in critical condition

Sunday, Dec 11, 2011  |  Updated 9:01 AM CDT
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An 85-year-old man is in serious to critical condition after a fire at Diversey and Pine Grove Saturday night.

An 85-year-old man is in serious to critical condition after a fire at Diversey and Pine Grove Saturday night.

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A fire in his Lincoln Park apartment left an 85-year-old man in serious to critical condition Saturday night.

The blaze started around 10:30 p.m. on the third floor of a building at 2757 N. Pine Grove Ave., according to the Chicago Fire Department. The fire may have started on a couch.

The man suffered “full thickness burns to his entire body,” the fire department said.  

Responding crews saw flames coming from the third floor and the blaze was elevated to a still-and-box alarm, which was controlled about 11:05 p.m.

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