Joseph Collar, 74, was killed Saturday evening when a fire broke out at his home on Myrtle Avenue.READ MORE: Candidate Conversations: Curtis Sliwa
According to investigators, Collar’s wife was seriously injured in the fire and remains hospitalized.Residents In River Vale, N.J. Dealing With Water Everywhere After Hackensack River Overflows Due To Nor'easter Rains
On Saturday, a neighbor told CBS2 the fire may have started in the single-family home’s attached garage.
“So sad, so sad. I don’t know how it happened, but he was such a wonderful man, him and his wife,” neighbor Deborah Sierchio said.
Officials said Sunday the cause of the fire is still under investigation, and that there appeared to be heavy damage in the garage.MORE NEWS: NYPD Completes Renovation Of NYCHA Basketball Courts With $4 Million Seized From Drug Busts
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