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Englewood house fire kills resident, 57

Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT Senior Correspondent Kevin Teel
Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT Senior Correspondent Kevin Teel
Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT Senior Correspondent Kevin Teel

PHOTOS: CLIFFVIEW PILOT Senior Correspondent Kevin Teel

UPDATE: A house fire killed a 57-year-old Englewood man and sent another resident to the hospital with a hand injury, responders told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

A city firefighter also was treated Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for burns on his wrist, they said.

Detectives from the city and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Arson Squad were trying to determine the cause of the three-alarm blaze, which broke out around 1:40 p.m., Police Chief Lawrence Suffern told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification was collecting evidence.

Met by flames at the front door of the 2½-story Shepard Avenue home, firefighters entered the rear of the house and cut through a wall to get to Charles Brown, who’d gone into cardiac arrest, authorities said.

He was pronounced dead at EHMC, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said.

Hackensack, Leonia and Teaneck firefighters joined their colleagues, while mutual aid was being provided by Bergenfield, Bogota and Ridgefield.

PHOTOS: CLIFFVIEW PILOT Senior Correspondent Kevin Teel

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