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One Dead in Endicott Apartment Fire

A man is dead after an apartment fire in Endicott this morning. Police say the incident happened just before 6am in apartment 6 at 319 Exchange Avenue.

Responders found thirty nine year old Michael Kelly dead in the apartment door. Thirty two year old Tasheane Johnson told officials she came home to the apartment in flames and Michael collapsed on the steps. Johnson screamed until a neighbor came to help get Michael out of the apartment.

The upper floor of the apartment collapsed and the adjacent apartments are not currently liveable. Firefighters believed the fire started in the kitchen.

The cause is still under investigation. Code enforcement is looking into a resident's report of the complex's smoke detectors not working.

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