Bridgeport - A Bridgeport man is dead following an early morning fire in a high-rise building at 2370 North Ave.

The victim has been identified as Jay Flaxman, who lived in apartment 9-A where the flames first broke out.

Firefighters say it started in the bedroom but did not say what sparked the blaze.

The damage was contained to Flaxman's unit and the one directly below.

No one else was injured in the fire.