LITTLE FERRY, N.J. -- Authorities have identified a woman and her granddaughter who died in a New Jersey house fire.
Police say 5-year-old Maribella Colon died at a hospital Wednesday.
Fifty-six-year-old Margaret Colon was pulled out of a window by firefighters as the fire raged in a home in Little Ferry Tuesday night. She died Wednesday at a hospital.
Officials at Fairleigh Dickinson University tell the newspaper Margaret Colon worked as an assistant in the facilities department for 24 years.
A police officer on patrol heard a pop and found the home on fire around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Some residents either jumped or dropped from the three-story, multi-family home.
Other residents sustained broken bones or smoke inhalation.
Three police officers were treated for minor injuries.
The cause is under investigation.
Grandmother and granddaughter killed in NJ house fire identified
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