Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire in East Farmingdale that left a man dead on Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

Police officers and firefighters responded to a passing motorist’s 911 call reporting smoke and fire coming from the Melville Road home at 3:18 p.m., authorities said.

Before extinguishing the blaze, firefighters entered the home and pulled out a man, who was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was pronounced dead.

The man was the only person in the home at the time of the fire, police said. His body was taken to the Nassau County’s Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his identity.

Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are continuing their investigation.


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