Resident Found Dead After Lynn Apartment Building Fire

LYNN (CBS) — Fire investigators in Lynn are looking into the cause of a deadly fire overnight.

It broke out around 4:40 a.m. Sunday morning in an apartment building on Beach Road.

Flames shoot out of a window in a Lynn apartment building early Sunday. (WBZ-TV)

Flames shoot out of a window in a Lynn apartment building early Sunday. (WBZ-TV)

Officials say it started in the rear of the building.

Firefighters found a man dead in his apartment. The victim has not been identified as investigators want to speak to family members first.

The building has 20 units. The Lynn deputy fire chief said there is significant damage to the third floor.

The charred exterior of a third-floor window at a Lynn apartment building. (WBZ-TV)

The charred exterior of a third-floor window at a Lynn apartment building. (WBZ-TV)

The Red Cross is helping affected residents find places to stay. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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