Elderly Milwaukee man dies in house fire

CREATED Jun 21, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - An elderly man is dead after a fire on Milwaukee's north side.

It happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday in a rear cottage at 5th and Wright. Firefighters pulled the 84-year-old victim out of the burning home.

The cause of the fire appears to be electrical. Fire officials say the home did not have a working smoke detector.