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Fatal Fire In Morris Heights Section Of The Bronx

A 39 year old man was found unconscious and pronounced dead early Monday morning in an apartment fire in Morris Heights, police said.

Both police and fire personnel responded to a 911 call just before 1a.m. at 1684 Nelson Avenue within the confines of the 46th Precinct. After fire officials put out the blaze the victim was found unresponsive inside of apartment 6B, police report.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire and the cause of death.

The identity of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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