Prosecutor: 2 women found dead in house fire in Bloomingdale

Two women have been found dead following a fire in a home in Passaic County, according to the county prosecutor.

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2022, 4:38 PM

Updated 664 days ago

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Two women have been found dead following a fire in a home in Passaic County, according to the county prosecutor.
The fire was reported around 7 a.m. on Hamburg Turnpike in Bloomingdale.
Neighbors say that they watched as the flames grew to be 30 to 50 feet in the air. Dan and Elain Bush say they noticed smoke and flames rising from the rear of the home.
“I let the cat out at 7 a.m. and I could smell what smelled like rubber burning – a real acrid smell,” says Dan Bush.
The Bushes called 911 and reported the fire. It partially collapsed about 45 minutes later.
“They were spraying and all of a sudden I heard a tremendous crash and apparently that’s when the back of the house collapsed,” says Dan Bush.
The neighbors say that they do not know the people who lived in the home. Dan Bush says that he does not believe that the people inside the home lived there full time.
The victims’ names were not immediately released.


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