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Officials say house fire that killed 2 men on Chicago's Southwest Side suspicious


CHICAGO — Chicago Fire Department officials say a blaze that engulfed a home in minutes and killed two men is suspicious.

Saturday's fire on Chicago's Southwest Side killed a man in his 60s and another in his 20s. The blaze broke out around 10 a.m. in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood near Midway Airport.

There was no immediate word on a cause, but Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says investigators are considering it suspicious.

He tells the Chicago Tribune that the burn patterns were unusual and that the speed with which the house went up could indicate something was fueling the fire.

Firefighters responded within three minutes and found the home engulfed.

Fire Department District Chief Paul Foertsch says one victim was found on the first floor; the other was on the second.

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