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Man Killed, Woman And Firefighter Injured In Bergenfield, N.J.

Bomb Squad Called In After Grenades Are Found In House
Bergenfield Fatal Fire

The scene of a fire where a man was killed and a woman was injured in Bergenfield, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

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BERGENFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A deadly extra-alarm fire led to an explosive discovery Sunday in Bergenfield, N.J.

Firefighters responded around 7:40 a.m. Sunday to a three-alarm in a Cape Cod-style home at 44 Luke Ave. in Bergenfield.

Officials said James Taylor, 58, died in the blaze. His 91-year-old mother was taken to Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck in an unknown condition, according to published reports.

A firefighter was also injured in the blaze. Bergenfield Fire Chief Michael Lopez told The Record that the firefighter was being treated for heat exhaustion.

Following the fire, the Bomb Squad was called to the scene after collectible firearms, ammunition and grenades were found inside the charred home.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli told The Record that the cause of the fire remains under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious. He said while explosives were found in the basement, he did not think the items played a role in the fire.

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