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Man Dies In New Haven Apartment Building Fire

NEW HAVEN — Officials are investigating the cause of an apartment building fire that killed a man and displaced more than two dozen residents Thursday.

The fire in the three-story apartment building at 91 Rossette St. was reported about 5:30 p.m., Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Marcarelli said. The fire didn't spread past the man's second-floor apartment, he said; firefighters were able to knock it down within 20 minutes.

The 90-year-old resident was found behind the front door of the efficiency apartment , Marcarelli said Friday. It appeared he had been trying to get out of the burning apartment, he said.

Water damage kept the other 25-30 occupants out of the...