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1 dead in house fire in Irvington, NJ

Posted at 5:05 AM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-27 10:31:47-05

IRVINGTON, N.J. — A man was found dead in the charred remains of a New Jersey home Tuesday after firefighters put out a blaze, authorities said.

The fire began shortly before 11 p.m. Monday at a private home on 40th Street  and was extinguished early Tuesday.

Firefighters discovered a body on the third floor after extinguishing the flames that ravaged the 2 1/2-story house.

The victim was so badly burned that he has not been identified as of Tuesday morning, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. He is described only as a man believed to have been in his 60s.

Four other adults escaped the home unharmed, the prosecutor's office said. No firefighters were hurt in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.