Police have identified the 62-year-old man who was killed after a fire broke out Thursday afternoon.
According to authorities, at approximately 2:57 p.m. on Thursday, January 10th police, fire, and EMS units were dispatched to the unit block of Lamont Road in Burlington for a house fire.
Upon arrival, emergency personnel found an active fire within the house and initiated fire suppression operations. While doing so, firefighters located 62-year-old Ernest Opdyke in a first floor bathroom.
Officials say firefighters extracted him from the house and EMS transported him to Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro, where he was later pronounced dead.
The fire is still under investigation by the Burlington Township Police Department and the Burlington Township Fire Official with the assistance of the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Burlington County Fire Marshal.
According to authorities, the fire appears to be non-criminal in nature.