Man, 85, dies after fire in northwest Indiana

Tribune reporter

A Hammond man died Saturday from injuries he suffered in a fire at his northwest Indiana home.

The man was identified as Roy Krieger, 85, of the 4300 block of Torrence Avenue, according to a spokesman from the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Krieger was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he was pronounced dead at 7:42 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

The circumstance leading up to the fire from the Hammond Fire Department were not immediately available.

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