Wayne Township officials referred all questions to The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office for a fire that reportedly resulted in multiple fatalities on Monday night.
The preliminary investigation indicated that at approximately 6:10 p.m, firefighters rushed to 121 Jackson Avenue after receiving reports of a fire with occupants possibly trapped inside a home.
Firefighters arrived and found the one and a half-story wood-framed house fully involved in fire.
Officials say crews were able to get much of the flames knocked down in under a half-hour, but after a search of the home, at least three severely injured victims were found.
Two of the victims were pronounced dead, while the other was listed in life-threatening condition.
Firefighters placed the fire under control just before 7:35 p.m. with the cause under investigation.
IMAGE CREDIT: Wayne Police Department