Sleepy Hollow man died in a fire Friday night in the warehouse of a landscaping company he owned in Carpentersville, a relative said.
Kurt Cina was a father of six, and a great person, said his brother-in-law, Joe Curran. He declined to make any further comments.
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Cina was found dead after firefighters were called to the scene of a reported structure fire at 4:48 p.m. at Trinity Landscape of Northern Illinois, 1050 Tamarack Lane, according to a news release from the
Carpentersville fire and police departments. His body was found near a northern entry door of the warehouse.
The news release didn't name the victim; Curran confirmed it was Cina.
On Saturday morning, debris was still smoldering inside the burned down structure. The property was cordoned off with yellow police tape. Police and fire officials at the scene declined to comment.
Judy Eveland of South Elgin said Cina was her classmate at Dundee-Crown High School, from which both graduated in 1986.
"He was very friendly, very outgoing. He was one of those that never really cause problems. He was a really nice guy, he had a ton of friends," she said.
The cause of death is under investigation, officials said.
The warehouse housed landscaping equipment and supplies. It was unclear how the fire began.
Authorities said more details would be released later today.