Fire claims the life of one man
Eric Williams/The Orange Leader
The Orange Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 7:36 a.m. on Saturday in the 900 block of Link Ave. in Orange. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy smoke and flames visible from the single-story structure and noted a car in the driveway. Neighbors confirmed that when the car is there, someone is normally home. Crews attempted to make an interior search but were forced out due to heavy fire and deterioration conditions. Once crews were able to contain the fire, another search was performed where they located an 81-year-old deceased male. At his time the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.