TEANECK — Authorities have recovered one body and plan to resume their search for a second after a fast-moving fire destroyed an elderly couple's New Jersey home.

Teaneck fire officials say the blaze started around 6:30 a.m. Sunday and was brought under control in about 45 minutes.

Fire Chief Jordan Zaretsky told The Record investigators recovered one body but the search for the second was called off because of darkness. Officials have yet to identify the remains.

Neighbors said the couple, who are both in their 80s, had lived in the home for more than 40 years. Their names have not been released.

Authorities say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Two police officers who were among the first emergency responders on the scene were treated for smoke inhalation.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)


More From New Jersey 101.5

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM