Man dies in Staten Island house fire

January 22, 2011 1:20:47 PM PST
Fire marshals are investigating a deadly house fire on Staten Island that apparently broke out while the victim was asleep.

The house is located on Westervelt Avenue in the New Brighton section.

Officials say the fire broke out at approximately 3:13 a.m.

The victim has only been identified as a 53-year-old man.

He was taken to Richmond University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.