Bergen County officials report severe injuries for at least one person trapped in an early morning fire that erupted inside a house in North Arlington Friday.
Preliminary investigation indicated that at approximately 4:07 a.m., police responded to reports of a fire in the single-digit block of 9th Street.
Firefighters and rescue crews rushed to the scene and found a home ignited in flames at that location.
Officials say emergency responders entered the home where they rescued occupants from the second floor of a two-story single-family house.
Crews on the scene administered CPR to an unconscious and unresponsive person at that scene before they were rushed to an area hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
UPDATE 5:01 a.m.: This is a confirmed fatal fire.
A father and a son died in a house fire in North Arlington early Friday morning.
The 76-year-old father and his 45-year-old son were both pulled from the flames then pronounced dead at the hospital.