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Man Killed After Attempting to Light Fire Pit in Hillside


Hillside Police are looking into the official cause of a fire that killed a man in the township Monday afternoon.  Police said at approximately 3:57 pm, officers responded to a call of a fire in the area of Warwick Road.   

When units arrived, officers found a 56-year-old male suffering severe burns on over 75 percent entire body.   

Police said It appears the man used an unknown accelerant to light a fire pit and an explosion occurred.   

According to police was transported to an area hospital and unfortunately died of his wounds.    

There were no other injuries reported.