1 dead, 1 burned in Passaic fire

One person was killed and another burned in a fire in Passaic this morning.

February 16, 2010 7:54:36 AM PST
A homeless man was killed and another burned in a fire in a shed in Passaic Tuesday morning. Eyewitness News is told the fire broke out in a shed behind an apartment building on Wall Street just before 1 a.m.

Police say one homeless man was killed by the flames. Authorities could not immediately identify him because of the severity of the burns.

Additionally, a 48-year-old man was reportedly burned on the foot. He was rushed to the burn unit at St. Barnabas Medical Center in critical condition.

Authorities were looking into whether the victims were living in the shed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.