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Officials: N.J. Man Dies After Blaze; Firefighter Son Accompanies Him To Hospital

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Parsippany Fatal Fire

An elderly man died after a fire in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany, N.J., officials said. (Credit: CBS 2)

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An elderly man died late Tuesday, after a fire broke out in his home in Parsippany, N.J., officials said.

The fire broke out in a home on Dacotah Avenue in the Lake Hiawatha section of Parsippany, officials told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin. The body of the man, who was in his 80s, was found near the door.

The man’s son was a volunteer firefighter, and accompanied his father to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., where the older man later died, officials told Carlin.

“It’s really the loss of a family member in a sense,” a police lieutenant told Carlin. “I knew the son.”

The man who died in the fire was identified in an NJ.com report as Donald Peloubet. The publication reported two firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze, which had left Peloubet trapped.

The cause and origin of the fire were not known late Tuesday. Police said there was no reason to suspect foul play.

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