Police in Linden are investigating the cause of afire that killed man at a home in the city Wednesday.
Linden authorities said at approximately 3 p.m. Linden Police & Fire units responded to the 400 block of Lafayette Street on reports of a fire.
Firefighters and rescue crews were met by heavy smoke condition.
Police said Firefighters made entry to the building and located a fire in the basement where the two-alarm blaze was quickly extinguished.
One individual was located inside the residence and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Union County Fire Mutual Aid was activated, and Firefighters from Rahway, Roselle, Elizabeth responded to assist.
The incident remains under investigation by the Union County Arson Investigation Team, the Union County Homicide Task Force, and the Linden Police Detective Bureau.