East Harlem Fatal Fire Investigated

Monday, Feb 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:44 AM EDT
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East Harlem Fatal Fire Investigated

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Authorities are investigating the death of a 30-year-old man who was found in an East Harlem apartment by firefighters responding to a fire at the residence.
 
Police say the FDNY and police responded to the Taft Houses at 1385 Fifth Ave. where they found the victim in apparent cardiac arrest around 4 a.m. Monday.

  He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
 
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
 
The identity of the victim was withheld pending family notification. 

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