A person has died in a house fire on 17th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at the two-story house in the corner of 17th Avenue and East 30th Street at around 2:30 p.m.
Fire started in the basement of 276 17th Avenue and was climbing to the upper floors. Fire reached second-alarm, official said.
No information about the deceased was released. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the fire.
Five people were displaced from their homes as a result of the fire.
Cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Updated 11:30 p.m.