By: Yuritza Arroyo
Hudson County authorities announced that the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is investigating a fatal fire that occurred in Secaucus on Sunday, January 15.
According to Secaucus Police, at approximately 11:53 p.m., officers were notified of a fire at 220 Meadow Lane.
The Secaucus Fire Department say they arrived on the scene and found heavy fire and smoke within a second-floor apartment unit.
During suppression efforts, firefighters located an injured male, later identified as John Meisenburg, 72, with serious injuries inside a third-floor unit.
According to authorities, he was transported to Hudson Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:52 a.m. on Monday, January 16.
Officials sat a preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force determined the fire originated in a second-floor unit, with a third-floor unit suffering heavy smoke damage.
The fire does not appear suspicious at this time, and the cause remains under investigation.
The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is actively investigating with assistance from the Secaucus Fire Department and the Secaucus Police Department.