Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the East Orange Police and Fire Departments are investigating a fatal fire that took the life of Mr. Albert Prince, 76, of East Orange.
Officials said Mr. Prince was killed in the predawn hours today when a fire spread through his three-story single-family home on Hawthorne Avenue, where he lived alone.
The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.
The investigation is active and ongoing.