By: Rochard L. Smith
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed that the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is investigating a fatal fire on Meadow Lane in Secaucus.
Shortly before midnight, firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block of Meadow Lane to investigate a fire inside a house.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed fire coming from one of the apartments of a 3-story building with reports of trapped occupants.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, crews swiftly knocked the flames down but not before locating an unidentified, unconscious and unresponsive person who was pronounced dead a short time later.
The cause of the fire is under an active and ongoing investigation.
No other serious injuries were reported.