Memorial grows outside home of man found dead after fire

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A memorial of candles is growing outside the home of a man who was found dead after a fire was intentionally set inside his apartment, fire officials say.

Russell Henry, 35, died after a fire ripped through the first floor of his 808 Freeman St. apartment around 11:30 p.m. Monday, police confirmed.

Fire officials tell News 12 the NYPD is now investigating to determine if the fire is a homicide case.

Sources say investigators are also working to determine if Henry possibly died before the fire was set or if he died as a result of the fire.

A medical examiner will determine his exact cause of death.

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