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Man found dead after fire on Milwaukee's north side

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Man found dead after fire on Milwaukee's north side

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Apr 10, 2012 - UPDATED: Apr 10, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Fire and Police investigators, along with the ATF, state fire marshal and arson investigators were looking into a fire on the city's north side where a 37-year-old man was found dead.

Family members say that Glenn Walker died in the fire, which happened near the corner of North 38th Street and West Meinecke Avenue at about 8:00 a.m.

"When we arrived, we saw smoke showing from the basement of a two-and-a-half story wood frame (house)," Milwaukee Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Romas told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jay Sorgi.

"While we were extinguishing the fire, we found a male victim.  We brought him out.  He was pulseless and non-breathing."

Paramedics brought him to their ambulance to try and revive him, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Family members told TODAY'S TMJ4's Jermont Terry that Walker lived in the basement.

"He was an alright person.  He would help anybody.  He was just quiet," said Fred Williams, Walker's cousin.

The deputy chief explained to Terry that there was no word on any sort of previous injury that Walker suffered.

Romas also told Sorgi that there were no working smoke detectors in the basement of the home.

Milwaukee Police said late Monday morning there was "nothing suspicious at this time and no sign of foul play."

Terry reported that investigators spent a lot of time looking in a back alley of the home.