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Man Dies in Glassboro Fire Christmas

6a00d8341bf7d953ef011570f24e75970c-120wiOther residents of the Royal Inn, formerly called the College Inn, at 133 South Delsea Drive in  Glassboro, smelled smoke from the man's second-floor room  at 8:10 a.m. and alerted management, who called police and evacuated the masonry building.  

The Glassboro Fire Department extinguished the fire with dry chemicals and found the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Damage to the building was confined to one room and other rooms have been reoccupied. The deceased man, an intermittent resident of the motel, was identified as Walter White (DOB 3/3/59) who has had a number of addresses. An autopsy by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner's Office is scheduled for Monday (12/26).

An investigation into the cause of the fire, by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, the county Fire Marshal's Office and the Glassboro fire investigation unit, is continuing. However, evidence of smoking was found in the room.