EDISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A child and a 65-year-old woman are dead after a fire in New Jersey.

The fire started around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday on a quiet cul-de-sac in Edison.

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The two-family home on Jill Court was built in 1985. The fire gutted the left-side unit.


According to sources, a 65-year-old woman and a 5-year-old child died. A family dog was also killed.

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Neighbors witnessed a heart-wrenching scene as a teenager arrived in the neighborhood on a school bus.

“I just pray for the family because it is sad, and the poor boy that was coming home from the school bus goes, ‘what happened?’ I said, ‘house on fire.’ It was his house, so he went running in the back. I don’t know where they put him,” neighbor Gina Coligiuro said.

PSEG responded to the incident to shut off gas as a precaution.

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The fire is under investigation.