Allentown fire crews find body in burned apartment

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters responding to an apartment blaze in Allentown have discovered a man’s body in a top-floor unit.

Investigators say the blaze was reported at the three-story building around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. They say it’s not immediately clear what caused the man’s death, but that it doesn’t appear to be related to the fire.

The Lehigh County Coroner’s office identified the man as Richard Chaparro, 46.

Officials say there wasn’t much of a fire until they reached the top floor of the building, where they found the body. A preliminary investigation found the fire may have started in a ceiling fan and spread to the roof, which appeared to be severely damaged.

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