EAST HANOVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The arson squad is investigating a fatal fire in East Hanover.

The fire broke out just before 8 p.m. Friday night at Kimble Place.

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Massive flames shot through the roof of the split level home.

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The flames were so intense that, at first, police and firefighters could not get into the house.

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“The one officer kicked the door down. Unfortunately he was pushed about five feet back. Upon arrival of several fire agencies, the fire department found one deceased body. A couple minutes later, the fire department found a second deceased body,” said East Hanover Police Chief Christopher Cannizzo.

Authorities now say the two victims are believed to be the homeowners.

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No one else was injured.