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1 man dead in Milwaukee house fire

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Authorities say there were no working smoke detectors in a Milwaukee home where a fire claimed a man's life.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office says 35-year-old Phoukham Athathip was killed in the fire that started in a small cottage on the city's northside about 11 p.m. Thursday.

When fire crews arrived, heavy smoke and fire was pouring from a first-floor living room. A bystander told firefighters that someone was still inside the home.

Firefighters removed the man from the house. He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Deputy Milwaukee Fire Chief Terry Lintonen tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that no smoke detectors were found in the home.

The cause remains under investigation.

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