By: Richard L. Smith
Fire officials in Essex County said today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau (CSIB), along with the Newark Fire Department, is investigating a fatal fire that apparently resulted in the death of Mr. Charlie Casiano, 57, of Newark.
According to a statement released by Spokesman Robert Florida, on Saturday, February 4, at 7:40 p.m., the Newark Fire Department notified CSIB of a fire on the 800 block of Franklin Avenue, Newark.
Spokesman Florida said Casiano was located inside the building and transported to Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, where he was pronounced dead at 8:01 p.m.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.