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A Middleton man died after a car fire in Danvers early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The fire was reported as a vehicle crash and explosion shortly after 3 a.m., said Danvers Police Lieutenant Robert Bettencourt. When firefighters arrived at the parking lot of the DoubleTree Hotel on Ferncroft Road, they found a car fire with no sign of a crash, Bettencourt said.

A 45-year-old man was pulled from the vehicle and flown to a Boston-area hospital, said Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. He died en route to the hospital, she said.

No foul play is suspected, Kimball Monahan said.

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The incident is under investigation by the Essex district attorney’s office.


Kiera Blessing can be reached at kiera.blessing@globe.com.