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Man Found Severely Burned in Upper Saddle River Home Succumbs to Injuries

Upper Saddle River

Police responded to a home this afternoon where they found a man severely burned throughout his body.

Officers responded to the northeast section of town shortly after 3 p.m. where they found a 55-year-old man with severe burns on his head, face, chest, arms and legs. 

The unidentified man was airlifted to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in critical condition. The man succumbed to his injuries Tuesday (Dec. 29) night, according to police.

The victim's identity is being withheld.

According to unconfirmed reports, the man was seen with a accelerate and ignition before he was found fully engulfed in flames in the home's backyard.

An investigation is underway. Police adding that at this point, it appears to be an intentional act.