Nearly twelve hours later, police were still standing guard outside one of the homes.
Noel Korman, 39, and Alice Park, 29, both of Clifton, were killed and 12 others were taken to local hospitals.
Two people have been found dead in a building in Passaic, and several others may be injured.
Footage from the scene showed firefighters pouring water through holes in the roof, which had all but collapsed in on the structure.
Firefighters came to the aid of a woman who was trapped on the roof of a burning three-family home in northern New Jersey.
He was arrested Tuesday night after police searched his home as the result of a three-month investigation.
Three young boys in Paterson, New Jersey have been charged with attacking and severely injuring a cat that later died.
A woman was killed Wednesday when an allegedly drunken driver slammed into her vehicle on Route 21 in Passaic, N.J.
Authorities in New Jersey were dealing with two partial house collapses Sunday morning.
Roughly 50 people were displaced when a fire broke out at a multifamily home in northern New Jersey and then spread to another residence.
An AMBER Alert has been issued, after a police said a man assaulted his child’s mother and kidnapped his son at a bus stop in Passaic, N.J.
Several families have been placed after a four-alarm fire raced through at least two buildings in Passaic on Wednesday night.
A Passaic, N.J. man pleaded guilty Monday to charges in the death of a fellow homeless man in an abandoned building last Christmas Eve
Authorities say twp cars crashed at around 2 p.m. Tuesday. One of the vehicles careened into a nearby building on Rifle Camp Road and caught fire.
A northern New Jersey man who helped beat and rob an immigrant who was left unconscious in the road and eventually run over by a passing car is now headed to state prison.