Elderly man killed in house fire in East Orange, NJ

EAST ORANGE, Essex County (WABC) -- Authorities in New Jersey confirmed that a 76-year-old man, Albert Prince, perished in an early morning house fire in Essex County.

The blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday at a home on Hawthorne Avenue in East Orange.

NewsCopter 7 was overhead as smoke continued to pour from the residence after the fire was declared under control.

Prince was found on the first floor.

Fire investigators are working to determine what sparked the blaze.

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