Man found dead after building fire in Brooklyn; suspect in custody

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man was found dead in the basement of an apartment building after a fire in Brooklyn, police say.

The incident happened on Jefferson Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Authorities say the victim was found unconscious and unresponsive with severe burns after the fire was extinguished.

A 54-year-old male was at the scene when the fire was extinguished and was taken into custody for questioning.

The cause of death is under investigation.
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