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Man dies in Eastwick arson after crews extinguish brush fire, Philadelphia police say

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Police say a man died in a fire that was intentionally set in Philadelphia's Eastwick neighborhood early Thursday morning. The incident occurred on the 3100 block of South 81st Street around 8:15 a.m.

The man was found unresponsive in a field after Engine 69 extinguished a brush fire. Medics pronounced him dead on the scene. Police say a fire marshall on the scene deemed the blaze arson.

The man's identity is unknown at this time.  

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