The person killed in a three-alarm fire on North 1st Street has been identified as 30-year-old Andres Valdez, authorities said on Sunday morning.
Valdez was rushed to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital for treatment after firefighters arrived at the scene of the blaze. He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Nine residents, including Valdez, were taken to the hospital for various injuries. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries battling the flames.
Authorities said firefighters and police responded to the fire at 187 North 1st Street at around 1:42 p.m. on Saturday. Cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Authorities said no charges have been filed at this time.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police at (973) 321-1111.