EDISON, N.J. — Authorities say a fast-moving house fire claimed the life of a man, but his brother and blind sister were rescued by the victim’s adult son.
The Edison home on Livingston Avenue was destroyed by the fire that broke out around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
It apparently started in the basement where the two older men lived, but a cause hasn’t been determined.
The deceased victim was identified as a 75-year-old man.
His 53-year-old son, who was temporarily staying in the home, was able to get the victim’s 70-year-old brother and 60-year-old sister to safety. But he couldn’t return to the home to save his father because the fire grew too intense.
The 70-year-old man was treated at a hospital for burns. The woman and the deceased victim’s son were treated for smoke inhalation.