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Authorities identify Paterson man who died in house fire

By Jonathan Greene
Published: June 5, 2020

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A city man who died in a fire at a 17th Avenue house on Tuesday has been identified, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

83-year-old Charles Bennett died in the fire at 276 17th Avenue, authorities said on Friday. He was found unresponsive in the basement of the two-family house when police and firefighters responded to the second-alarm blaze.

Authorities said Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation, authorities said.


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