Fire in Lyndhurst Destroys Home

A fire in Lyndhurst New Jersey early Saturday morning has left two residents injured and two cats dead. The fire call came in just before 4:00 AM when an off duty police officer was driving by and noticed smoke coming from the roof. Officials stated that the home did not have smoke detectors and the two residents inside at the time were lucky to have woken from the smell of smoke, making their way to the lower roof where firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue them. Firefighters attempted to enter the lower level of the house, when the residents informed first responders they were unsure if the homeowner was inside, however heavy smoke and flames prevented them from doing so. It was quickly determined that the homeowner was not in the house at the time. The residents were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for smoke inhalation, and the homeowner was also taken to the hospital for evaluation after becoming distraught seeing his destroyed home and learning that his cats had died. Officials deemed the home uninhabitable and are investigating the cause of the fire as it is still unclear at this time.

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