The Union County Prosecutor's Office has been alerted to a tragic fire incident that occurred in Garwood on Friday evening.
At approximately 4:50 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 30's block of North Avenue following several 911 calls reporting a blaze.
Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a distressing scene as heavy flames engulfed a two-and-a-half-story, wood-framed house.
Concerned that the fire might spread to a neighboring residence, fire officials at the scene called for a second alarm to ensure sufficient manpower.
Firefighters diligently worked to combat the blaze and managed to bring it under control in under thirty minutes. However, during a subsequent search of the building, responders discovered a deceased individual inside.
The cause of the fire remains under an active and thorough investigation by authorities.