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Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information:

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Ridgefield Police Department are investigating a fatal fire that occurred at 850 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ. On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at approximately 2:21 a.m., the Ridgefield Police Department received a report of a fire at 850 Broad Avenue.   Ridgefield Police officers responded along with members of the Ridgefield Fire Department. Fire suppression efforts were conducted with assistance from area fire departments, and a body was located within the main floor of the residence. A search of the fire scene by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Task Force is ongoing. 

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Ridgefield Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Gallagher. No additional information is available at this time.