House fire leaves elderly man dead in Waterford

New London

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– An elderly man has died after a fire broke out in his home in Waterford early Tuesday morning.

Police say that at around 4:37 a.m., crews responded to 5 Jordan Terrace for a house fire.

The only person inside of the single family home, an elderly man who was the owner, was pronounced dead on scene. Officials say that it appears he was asleep in the front right bedroom where he died.

The victim has not been identified at this time but News 8 has learned that he is a former pastor of nearby Baptist church.

There is no word on the cause of the fire but Waterford fire crews tell News 8 the fire started at the rear left side of the house near the kitchen.

The incident remains under investigation, and State Police is assisting.

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