One Killed in Newark High-Rise Apartment Fire, Cause Under Investigation: Prosecutors

A man has been killed in a fire that broke out in a New Jersey high-rise apartment building, officials say.

Tyrone Heard, 68, died when the fire broke out in his first floor apartment at Seth Boyden Apartments at 130 Dayton Street, Newark, early Tuesday morning. 

The cause of the fire is now under investigation by the Newark Fire Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, the Essex County Prosecutor's Officer says.

Prosecutors said the fire broke out at about 12:55 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Heard was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m. The cause of death is pending autopsy. 

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