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Oak Forest Man Rescued From Fire, Dies

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 26, 2008 5:40PM

A disabled Oak Forest man was rescued from his burning home yesterday morning but later died due to injuries suffered during the blaze. James Wheeler, 77, was rescued by firefighters and taken, unconscious, to Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest where he was revived. Wheeler was later transported to Loyola University Medical Center where he passed away late yesterday afternoon. A male caregiver escaped from the fire with minor injuries and Wheeler's wife wasn't home at the time of the fire.