- Associated Press - Monday, November 10, 2014

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a house fire that killed a northern New Jersey man has been ruled an accident.

East Orange fire officials tell NJ.com (https://bit.ly/1zHdrIr ) that electrical wiring may have sparked the blaze that broke out late Saturday night.

Nineteen-year-old Abraham Ragin was found dead inside his family’s three-story home.

Six other people inside the Springdale Avenue home were able to escape the flames, including one who was rescued from a third-floor window and treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Prosecutors say the first floor of the home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly before midnight. Ragin was found on the second floor and was pronounced dead at the scene.



A cause of death has not been determined, but authorities believe he died from smoke inhalation.

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