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UPDATE: 11-Year-Old Attempted to Save Baby When Both Perished in Jersey City Fire (Video)

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

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.