A fire killed a New Jersey father and his two young children overnight.
Police and firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story apartment building on Park Avenue off of Route 49 at 1:49 a.m. in Bridgeton, New Jersey Monday.
A 28-year-old man, his 6-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son all died in the fire, which officials believe started on the second floor where the victims lived.
The mother of the children who died, her 10-month-old son and a 33-year-old male relative, managed to escape the fire. The mother and baby are being treated at the Crozier-Chester Medical Center and St. Christopher’s Hospital while the male relative was taken to Inspira Hospital in Vineland for observation.
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A 27-year-old woman and her 2-year-old daughter who lived on the first floor also managed to escape safely.
Officials continue to investigate the cause.