UPDATE: 64-Year-Old East Orange Man Killed While Trying to Stay Warm
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced today that East Orange police and fire officials and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal fire.
Authorities said at approximately 2:52 p.m. on Sunday, a fire broke out at 25 North Harrison Street.
Kouadio Loboue, 64, sustained fatal injuries authorities said.
The preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Loboue, who was seated in a walker, appears to have been using the stove to stay warm when his clothing caught fire.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
This incident was the second fatal fire in East Orange on Sunday, Dec. 11.