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UPDATE: 61-Year-Old Man Killed in East Orange Building Fire

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

Officials in Esse County are investigating a fatal fire that claimed the life of Mr. Charles Rogers, 61. 

According to a preliminary investigation  at approximately 4:30 a.m. a fire broke out at Norman Towers, a high-rise senior complex located at 500 North Walnut Street in East Orange. 


Police said Rodgers, who lived alone in the unit where the fire started, was pronounced dead at 5:36 am. 

The preliminary investigation indicates the fire likely started in the kitchen and possiblly unattended cooking. 

The investigation is active and ongoing.