Bergen County officials report that two victims are confirmed dead in a house fire that erupted in South Hackensack on Friday morning.
Firefighters were dispatched to 11 Hagar Place to investigate reports of a fire around 3:12 a.m.
Upon arrival, crews stretched multiple lines after they found the house fully engulfed in flames with fire shooting from the windows and roof.
Officials at the scene struck a second, then a third alarm for manpower after they learned that occupants were trapped inside the home.
Crews were able to knock down much of the fire before entering the structure, where they found three victims inside.
Officials said two of the injured reportedly received CPR at the scene and were rushed to the hospital in grave condition.
It was later confirmed that two of the victims succumbed to their wounds.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.