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Four people are dead after a blaze Wednesday at a Union home. Officials say the fire at the two-story Floyd Terrace home killed an 86-year-old grandmother, a 47-year-old mother, a 57-year-old father and a 13-year-old daughter. Union Fire Chief Frederick Fretz says the grandmother was found in a closet on the second floor. Fretz says the mother was found in the bathroom, clutching a fire extinguisher. According to officials, the father was found outside the home with his son, 21. The father was rushed to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The son is expected to survive.A firefighter suffered burns to his face while battling the fire and was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital. A police officer was treated for smoke inhalation and released from the hospital.Fire officials are still trying to determine what caused the deadly blaze.