Cranford, NJ house fire leaves 1 person dead, officials say
CRANFORD — A house fire on Tuesday morning has claimed one life, Mayor Kathleen Prunty confirmed.
An elderly resident died in the blaze in a two-story home on Beech Street after 7 a.m., Prunty said in an email response to New Jersey 101.5.
A police alert issued about the fire said that the barricaded area would affect drop-off at Cranford High School for the day's classes.
No other details, including the identity of the house's residents or a potential cause, were disclosed as of 11:30 a.m.
Earlier, ABC7 Eyewitness News reported on the active fire with a helicopter view at the scene.