CARTERET, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two people were airlifted to the hospital after an early morning fire destroyed a home in New Jersey.

The fire broke out around 5 a.m. Thursday at a house on Hagaman Street.

An 88-year-old woman and an 85-year-old man were severely burned in the blaze. Both were flown to Saint Barnabas Hospital by Medevac helicopters.

It’s unclear what sparked the fire. The cause is under investigation.


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