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Man dies in Berwyn House Fire

A house fire in the western suburb ofBerwyntook the life of a 56-year-old man.

The Berwyn Fire Department was called to the home of James Brelowski on the 2400 Block of South Euclid around 7:30 p.m. on January 16th. The home had a lot of content inside, making it difficult for the first responders to move around. About ten minutes from the time of the firefighters’ arrival, Brelowski was found on a stairway in the home in an unresponsive state.

Brelowski was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn where he was pronounced dead. The bungalow-style home received heavy damage in the in the attic and roof areas. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A fire can destroy the contents of a home or take the lives of those we love. If you or a loved one know someone who lost a family member to a fire, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for a free legal consultation.