Authorities investigate deadly fire in West Orange, New Jersey

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
1 dead in fire in West Orange, NJ; cause under investigation
Firefighters battled the flames on Park Drive South in West Orange on Tuesday morning.

WEST ORANGE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating a deadly fire in West Orange, Essex County.

Flames broke out at a building in the unit block of Park Drive South at around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Police and firefighters arrived at the scene and removed a man described as elderly from the home.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m.

There was no immediate word what may have sparked the blaze.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is leading the investigation.

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