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One Confirmed Dead In Oradell Morning House Fire Saturday

The Fletcher Avenue fire apparently began in the garage.
The Fletcher Avenue fire apparently began in the garage. Photo Credit: Daily Voice Community Editor Josh Jongsma
At scene of Fletcher Avenue fire in Oradell.
At scene of Fletcher Avenue fire in Oradell. Photo Credit: Justin Merwede
Oradell police and firefighters and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office were among the first responders.
Oradell police and firefighters and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office were among the first responders. Photo Credit: Daily Voice Community Editor Josh Jongsma

ORADELL, N.J. -- One person was confirmed dead in a Saturday morning house fire on Fletcher Avenue in Oradell, police said.

The victim's identity has not been revealed but Capt. William Wicker confirmed he or she was a resident of the home.

A fire started in the garage of the house, located a block away from River Dell High School, around 9:50 a.m., Wicker said.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation but was not believed to be suspicious, the captain said.

Four other people were displaced from the fire, Wicker said.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Arson Investigations Squad, the sheriff's office, borough police and fire, and the New Milford Fire Department responded to the fire.

It was out in under an hour.

A neighbor, who declined to give his name, said the victim was a close friend of his and called him "a man of integrity."

"He was the greatest man around," another neighbor said of the victim.

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