Man found dead after fire at Point Pleasant home

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POINT PLEASANT -

A man was found dead early Wednesday morning after a fire engulfed his home in Point Pleasant, officials said.

Authorities said preliminary information indicated the fire began prior to 2 a.m. at a home in the 1,000 block of Ridgefield Drive. 

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the home fully engulfed in flames. Officials said that once the fire was extinguished, a man in his 60s who lived alone at the home was found dead inside the residence. His name has yet to be released.

Officials said the cause is under investigation.

No additional details were immediately available. 

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