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House fire leaves man, adult son dead, woman hospitalized

House fire leaves man, adult son dead, woman hospitalized

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NORTH ARLINGTON — A fast-moving fire roared through a northern New Jersey home early Friday, killing a man and his adult son and injuring a woman, authorities said.

The fire in North Arlington, which was reported around 4:15 a.m., apparently broke out on the second floor and left the residents trapped in the home. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known, but authorities said it did not appear to be suspicious.

Safwat Saad, 75, and Maged Saad, 44, were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after they were removed from the home.

A neighbor’s ladder was used to rescue a 66-year-old woman, who officials said was the wife and mother of the victims. She was being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries, and her name and further details on her condition were not disclosed.

North Arlington police and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fire.

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