A 61-year-old man was killed in a Greenport house fire on Wednesday night.

Southold Town Police officers and firefighters responded to the blaze on 1st Street and found Jack Pollack dead inside shortly before 7 p.m., authorities said.

Another resident escaped the fire and was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Firefighters extinguished the flames.

The victim’s body will be taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.

Police are continuing an investigation into the cause of the fire.


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