Teaneck fatal fire under investigation

TEANECK, NJ – The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Teaneck Police Department are investigating a fatal house fire at 1161 Arlington Avenue in Teaneck, NJ. At approximately 3:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021, the Teaneck Police Department received a report of a house fire at 1161 Arlington Avenue. Members of the Teaneck Fire Department located a fire in the area of the second floor. During fire suppression operations, Teaneck firefighters located two unresponsive individuals on the third floor of the residence. Both individuals succumbed to their injuries from the fire. 

An investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Teaneck Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn M. O’Reilly. No other information is available at this time.

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