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Man found dead at scene of Lockport fire

LOCKPORT – A man was found dead at the scene of a Friday morning fire in an apartment house on Cottage Street.

Firefighters were called to 111 Cottage St. at about 6:23 a.m., according to City of Lockport police.

When patrol officers arrived at the scene, they observed a fire in the building and began to evacuate the building. The fire was then put out of by the patrol officers. Lockport firefighters then confirmed the fire was extinguished, police said.

Police learned that a man who lives in the building did not come out at the time of the fire. They went into the build found a deceased male in his apartment.

He was identified as Jimmy Anderson.

Police said the cause of death is not known and that an autopsy will be performed by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office.

This in an active investigation and there is no further information being released at this time.

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