The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is investigating a fatal West New York fire that claimed the life of a 55-year-old man early yesterday morning.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Just before 5 a.m., North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue was notified of a fire at an apartment located above 6213 Bergenline Avenue, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.
Upon arrival, first responders found heavy smoke coming from a bedroom within the apartment.
During suppression efforts, firefighters located an unresponsive man, tentatively identified as Adrian Hernandez-Bienes, 55, inside the bedroom. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. Two additional occupants self-evacuated from the building.
A preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force determined the fire originated in an apartment bedroom. The cause remains under investigation at this time.
The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is investigating with assistance from North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue and the West New York Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave a tip here. All information will be kept confidential.