NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was found dead after an early morning apartment fire in Brooklyn.

Authorities extinguished the blaze, which broke out in an apartment on Herkimer Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, after 3 a.m. Thursday.

Emergency responders found a 61-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive inside the apartment, police said.

The man was rushed to Interfaith Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.

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