Authorities await lab results to help determine cause of New Brunswick fire

Authorities are awaiting lab results to help determine what caused a fire that took the life of Deputy Fire Chief James D'heron. The fire broke out September 3 on Lee Avenue in New Brunswick. Officials believe D'heron was killed when an illegally stored propane tank exploded. Investigators say a tenant was renting out rooms to other residents and too many people were living in the house. The landlord, New Brunswick Police Sergeant Victor DeFillipo, was not aware of the overcrowding and officials do not think he had anything to do with the cause of the fire. DeFillipo has been given 60 days to correct the overcrowding situation before facing possible fines. Meanwhile, investigators should soon know the actual cause of the fire.

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