Deadly house fire kills elderly man in Newark

Officials have identified the victim as Roosevelt Fowler. (1/26/13)

NEWARK - Officials say that one man was killed in a deadly house fire that burned this morning in Newark.

Investigators say the fire that claimed the life of Roosevelt Fowler began at around 9 a.m. on Palm Street.

Neighbors tell News 12 New Jersey that they tried to rescue the elderly man, but were literally blown away by the intensity of the blaze.

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