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One Killed in East Orange House Fire

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

One person suffered fatal injuries in an East Orange House fire Saturday. 

The early morning fast-moving fire broke out at 38 Westcott Street around midnight. 

East Orange firefighters rushed to the scene after receiving reports of a fire at the address and when they arrived, crews found heavy fire on the first floor of a two and a half story wood-framed house. 

Joined by the Orange Fire Department members, firefighters stretched several lines to battle fire engulfing the structure. 

One seriously injured person was found inside the house and later pronounced dead from their injuries. 

The Bloomfield Fire Department provided coverage to the city while east orange fought the blaze, which was placed under control in about an hour. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation and no other serious injuries were reported.