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UPDATE: Victim In S. Orange House Fire Was Once Attacked In The Home

A person reportedly died in a house fire in South Orange early Friday Photo Credit: YouTube
A person reportedly died in a house fire in South Orange early Friday© JeffStangFireVideos 2018, All Rights Reserved
A person reportedly died in a house fire in South Orange early Friday© JeffStangFireVideos 2018, All Rights Reserved Video Credit: JeffStang Fire Photography

UPDATE, 10:35 p.m. July 5: The victim in Friday's fire has been identified. Click here for more. 

A person died in a fire that broke out at a home in South Orange early Friday morning, authorities said. 

The fire, at a home on Ward Place, started shortly before 3 a.m. Video from the scene shows both floors of the home heavily damaged by fire. 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating. The identity of the victim has not yet been released. A spokesman said early Friday afternoon that next of kin had yet to be notified. 

Check back for updates. 

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