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Deadly Fire Under Investigation in Rahway


Fire officials in Rahway are reporting one fatality in a house fire the erupted Wednesday night. 

According to a preliminary investigation, firefighters were dispatched to the 800 block of Hazelwood Avenue to investigate reports of a fire inside a house. 

Crews arrived and found smoke and flames coming from a bathroom of a two-story house with reports of trapped occupants. 

Once firefighters extinguished the flames, they found an unconscious person inside the bathroom suffering serious injuries. 

The victim was pronounced dead a short time later. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.