Firefighters battling Edison brush fire discover man's body

Police are investigating after the body of an unidentified man was found among the damage a brush fire caused near the U.S. Route 1 bridge in Edison.



The man's body was discovered around 6:15 a.m. Sunday by firefighters extinguishing a blaze in a wooded area behind the Valley Manor Apartments.



The apartments sit near the southbound lanes of the Rt. 1 bridge, which spans the Raritan River.



A joint statement issued by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan said the victim was pronounced dead at 9:50 a.m.



Police and firefighters remained at the scene throughout the morning.



Information regarding the fire's cause and the circumstances surrounding the man's death weren't immediately available.



The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report


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