- Associated Press - Friday, January 3, 2020

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) - A fast-moving fire roared through a northern New Jersey apartment building early Friday, leaving an elderly couple dead and another person injured.

The fire in Bayonne also displaced dozens of residents, authorities said.

The blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m., and firefighters found heavy flames and smoke when they arrived at the three-story building. The fire was brought under control a few hours later.

The elderly couple were removed from their unit and were taken to a hospital, but both were pronounced dead there a short time later. The injured person refused medical attention at the scene.

Their names have not been released.



The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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