MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (WABC) -- Police are investigating two unrelated incidents, a house fire and a possible domestic crime, that happened within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning.
Authorities say flames broke out inside a home at 60 Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood around 7 a.m.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze and during a sweep of the home, found a 60-year-old woman inside.
She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, just 40 minutes later around 7:45 a.m., Maplewood Police responded to a 911 call from a good Samaritan stating that a woman was injured on the 1600 block of Springfield Avenue.
Police arrived to find a 50-year-old woman with multiple injuries. She was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Officers determined this to be a domestic violence incident between a mother and son.
The son was taken into custody.
Initially, police were investigating a possible connection between the two incidents, but they were found to be unrelated.
Both incidents are under investigation.