JERSEY CITY, NJ (TIP): Two children were killed in a blaze that burned through a New Jersey home late Wednesday, February 10, officials said. An 8-month-old and 11-year-old were killed when flames broke out shortly before midnight at a home on Martin Luther King Drive near Union St. in Jersey City, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday, February 11. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, the mother desperately told them her two children were still inside, ABC 7 News reported.
The bodies of the two kids were found on the second floor after the flames were put out, the news outlet reported. Three police officers suffered smoke inhalation due to the fire. “It was crazy. I came outside with no clothes on, I had to get dressed outside… I’m just shocked,” resident Randy Williams told CBS 2 News. He said he saw the flames were on the roof and the first floor. “The whole house was on fire, the whole house was burning,” he added. The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is investigating the blaze, authorities said.