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DEVELOPING MONTCLAIR NJ: Fatal Fire Under Investigation in Montclair


Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed that they are headed to the scene of a fire with one person fatally injured in Montclair at this time.

According to primary reports, fire tore through a two and a half story house located in the 30’s block of Walnut Street just before 3:15 p.m.

Firefighters arrived and were told that at least one person was trapped inside the burning house according to reports.

Crews made their way into the home where they found an unidentified unconscious and an unresponsive person who was pronounced dead at that scene.

Crews were able to knock the blaze down in under a half-hour with no other injuries reported.