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Firefighters Pull Man's Body From Burning Bronx Home, Police Believe it to Be Suspicious

What to Know

  • Fire officials say they pulled a body from inside a burning Bronx home late Monday, a fire cops say they believe is suspicious
  • Firefighters rushed to the Freeman Street home in Morrisania to find flames completely engulfing the first floor of the three-story house
  • The victim is 35-year-old Russell Henry, police said

Fire officials say they pulled a body from inside a burning Bronx home late Monday, a fire police say they believe is suspicious.

Firefighters rushed to the Freeman Street home Prospect Avenue in Morrisania at 11:30 p.m. to find flames completely engulfing the first floor of the three-story house, according to the FDNY. Once firefighters got inside, they found the body of a 35-year-old man.

The victim, later identified as Russell Henry, was dead on arrival, police said. No other injuries were reported. 

It wasn’t immediately clear what may have sparked the blaze. 

Although the NYPD said early Tuesday that they believe the fire to be suspicious, they are awaiting official word from the New York City Fire Marshall.

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