Hudson County officials are investigating a deadly fire that took the life of at least one child and severely injured another inside a residential building in Jersey City early Wednesday night.
Officials said in a statement that Jersey City Fire Department responded to 470 MLK Drive at approximately 11:40 PM last night.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy fire tearing from the roof of the building and an adult female who had escaped the two-story attached residential building with a 6-year-old.
Officials said a preliminary investigation appeared that the 11-year-old girl on the first level of the house where the fire started attempted to save an 8-month-old boy who was sleeping upstairs.
Officials said both children were found together deceased. It is not clear if the children were siblings.
The fire is under investigation.