An investigation is underway after a man lost his life in a home fire in Orange County.

The Town of Chester Police and Orange County Fire Investigation Team are investigating a fatal fire in an apartment over a garage at 388 Bellvale Road.

The fire was reported at 6:44 a.m. by someone who was passing by the home.

A deceased man was found inside the apartment. The man’s name is being held until his family is notified.

The fire was extinguished by the Chester Fire Department. A deceased male was located in the apartment.

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