Fatal House Fire Reported in Irvington
Essex County authorities are investigating an early morning fire that left one person dead in the township.
Firefighters were called to the teens block of Arverne Terrace at around 2 a.m. after receiving reports of a house (15 Arverne Terrace) on fire at that location.
Crews rushed to the scene where they began to battle heavy fire conditions that engulfed much of the house, forcing firefighters to evacuate according to reports.
Firefighters from Maplewood, West Orange, and Orange were among several companies that assisted in battling the stubborn blaze that had crews seeing intense flames and heavy smoke coming from the two-story structure.
Once firefighters were able to knock down much of the fire, they performed a thorough search where one person was found fatally injured inside the house.
The identification of the victim is unknown at this time.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office were on the scene investigating.