Couple killed after fire breaks out in New Jersey home

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TEANECK, N.J. — Authorities said two people are unaccounted for after their home was wrecked in a fire early Sunday.

Neighbors identified the elderly couple inside as Jerry and Rosanne Ryan. They were both in their 80s.

(Chris Tompkins via Teaneck Fire Dept.)

The fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. and was under control shortly after.

The fire chief said the structure is unstable and with the danger of collapsing, reported.

Two police officers were treated for smoke inhalation, according to

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Significant smoke and water damage to the home next door left the people living there temporarily homeless. Three children live in the home and they have no clothing to wear to school on Monday.

Local police are trying to help the kids get something to wear to school.


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