Officials: Elderly man killed, 2 others hurt in fire at Union City residence

An elderly man was killed in an early morning fire that tore through a 34th Street residence in Union City. Fire officials say it started

The fire started in a building on 34th

The fire started in a building on 34th Street in Union City. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

UNION CITY - An elderly man was killed in an early morning fire that tore through a 34th Street residence in Union City.

Fire officials say it started on the first floor at around 3:30 a.m. and quickly spread to the second.

Miguel Gutierrez, 94, was killed, and his 62-year-old daughter Marcia Masadeh received third-degree burns. Family says she was alert today and in stable condition in the Burn Center at St. Barnabas in Livingston.

Masadeh's husband was left with minor injuries.

Officials say one of the victims was found near the front door.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Forecast: Nor'easter packing fierce winds, rain 1 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Authorities say 25-year-old Nathan Price fatally shot 21-year 2 Police seek suspect in Newark murder
Chopper 12 over house linked to Ft. Lauderdale 3 Chopper 12 over house linked to Ft. Lauderdale suspect
4 New Jersey Sportscast, Jan. 18
5 Police investigate killing of Newark man found on street

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE