According to a report from NorthJersey.com, a father, 75 and his son, 44, were killed after a fire swept through their home in North Arlington, New Jersey, on 9th Street early Friday morning. A third person was rescued, although her condition remains unknown.
North Arlington Fire Department (NAFD) Chief Scott Hedenberg said that the fire started at around 4:15 a.m. on the second floor with the residents trapped inside. First responders used a neighbor’s ladder to rescue the 66-year-old woman.
Hedenberg said the fire remains under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious at this time.
Authorities had blocked off the street by 7:30 a.m. In addition to the NAFD, the Kearny and Lyndhurst Fire Departments as well as the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office also responded.