One Dead in Irvington House Fire

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Irvington Police and Fire Departments are investigating a fatal fire.

Irvington Fire officials were dispatched to 245 21st Street at approximately 3:37 a.m. where they discovered a three-story wood frame residential house in flames. The house was believed to be abandoned. 

During the firefighter operation the badly burned body of an adult was discovered. The person was pronounced dead at the scene by the Regional Medical Examiner. At this time, the identity of the person is unknown. 

The cause of the fire is also undetermined at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing.