Man dies in a fatal fire at Secaucus apartment

A 72-year-old man died at a Secaucus apartment complex early Monday morning, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said

The apartment complex at 220 Meadow Lane where the fire occurred. Image via Google Maps.

In an overnight fire, 72-year-old John Meisenburg passed away at a Secaucus apartment, according a statement put out by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

At approximately 11:53 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department was notified of a fire at 220 Meadow Lane, where Meisenburg was residing at the time. 

The Secaucus Fire Department arrived on scene and found heavy fire and smoke within a second floor apartment unit. 

A preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force determined the fire originated in a second floor unit, with a third floor unit suffering heavy smoke damage. The fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time and the cause remains under investigation. The victims was found unconscious on the second floor according to a report put out by CBS New York.

He was transported to Hudson Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:52 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023.

The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is actively investigating with assistance from the Secaucus Fire Department and the Secaucus Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345

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