PATERSON N.J. — One person died in a residential fire Friday evening, officials said Saturday.
Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott said the victim was found in debris after a 2-and-a-half-story residence fire that happened on Lafayette Street in Paterson.
Police and fire personnel responded to the fire about 11:06 p.m. After extinguishing the blaze, emergency personnel found the victim — they were pronounced dead on scene Saturday at about 3 a.m.
An autopsy will be performed later this week, officials said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.