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3 Dead in House Fires in Brooklyn and New Jersey

Three people died in a pair of unrelated overnight fires that broke out in homes in Brooklyn and New Jersey, authorities say. 

Evelyn Gluck, 59-year-old, and Howard Gluck, 61, were killed when a three-alarm blaze engulfed a 2 1/2-story home on 44th Street in Borough Park shortly around 4 a.m.

Fire officials say the fire broke out on the first floor; the couple, along with their 17-year-old daughter, were found in the home once the flames were out. 

All three were taken to a hospital, where the parents were pronounced dead. The teenager remains hospitalized in stable condition. 

Another third-alarm fire claimed a life in Westfield, officials say. The person, identified by friends and neighbors as a 19-year-old man, was found on the second floor, authorities said. 

Two other people in the home were not hurt. About 50 firefighters responded to the scene on Prospect Street. Nine other agencies assisted. 

Video from the scene showed the home completely destroyed. No other homes were damaged. 

It's not clear what caused either fire.

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