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

The fire started in a building on 34th Street in Union City. (6/16/14)

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.

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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.

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