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Man dies, firefighter injured in Richmond house fire

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - One man has died and a firefighter was injured in a house fire Saturday morning in Richmond's North Side.

Around 7 a.m., firefighters responded to 1915 Rose Avenue.  Flames were seen from the windows.  Crews entered the home and found the man on the second floor landing.

A firefighter was burned on his legs and taken to the hospital for treatment. 

The victim has been identified as Matthew Benjamin, age 67.

This is the first fire fatality this year for the City of Richmond.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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