One person dead in Staten Island house fire

December 22, 2012 12:16:10 PM PST
One person was found dead in the attic in an early morning fire on Saturday at a private home in the Clifton section of Staten Island.

The FDNY says they received a call just after 5:30. When the firefighters arrived on the scene, heavy fire was visible on the top floor of the 2 ½ story residence.

The victim was identified as 23-year-old Jameek Champagne.

60 firefighters were assigned to the scene, and the fire was placed under control just after 6:30 a.m.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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