The 84-year-old victim was trapped in his second floor apartment on Arlington Avenue after the fire broke out at around 2:10 a.m.
The building's superintendent went floor by floor, knocking on doors and rousting residents.
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The 84-year-old victim, identified as Juan Melendez, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other people were treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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