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Coroner Identifies Newark Man Killed in House Fire


Update: Thursday at 7:33 p.m.

An elderly man who died after being injured in a one-alarm fire at his Newark home on Wednesday night has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 93-year-old Perkin Britton.

The fire was reported in the 36500 block of Darvon Street at about 9:40 p.m., Alameda County battalion chief Terence Carey said. When crews arrived, the one-story home was filled with smoke, according to Carey.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze within about 10 minutes. Britton was found inside the home and was transported to a hospital, where he later died, Carey said. The fire started in the kitchen and Carey said it appears to have been accidental. The flames damaged the kitchen and there was smoke damage throughout the house, he said.

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A man has died of injuries suffered in a house fire Wednesday night in Newark, an Alameda County fire battalion chief said today. Fire crews responded to a report of a fire in the 36500 block of Darvon Street at about 9:40 p.m., Battalion Chief Terence Carey said. When crews arrived, the single-story, single-family home had significant smoke throughout, according to Carey.

Crews forced entry into the home and extinguished the one-alarm blaze within 10 minutes. An elderly man was found in the home and transported to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, Carey said. His name has not yet been released. The origin of the fire was the kitchen and Carey said it appears to be accidental.

The home sustained significant fire damage to the kitchen, and smoke damage throughout the home. It is inhabitable, according to Carey. Newark police assisted in the response, Carey said.

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