Person Found Dead After Fire at Abandoned Home in Hillcrest

An unidentified person was found dead after an early morning fire yesterday swept through an apparently abandoned house in Hillcrest. Ramapo police say the fire occurred around one in the morning yesterday. The home near North Pascack Road and Ewing Avenue was fully engulfed in flames when officers arrived on the scene. The cause of the fire is not known, and police and the Rockland County Medical Examiner are working to identify the victim. If you have information about the incident, contact the Ramapo Police Department at 845-357-2400.

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