2 Killed in Blaze at Group Home in New Jersey: Officials

Two women were killed after a fire broke out at a group home in New Jersey early Tuesday, the group that operates the residence said.

Two of the four women who shared the home on Berkshire Road in Fair Lawn were pronounced dead after the blaze broke out, the Alliance Against Homelessness of Bergen County said in a statement.

"We care about our clients very much and this has been quite difficult to deal with at this time," the group said. "Thank you for your compassion and understanding."

Firefighters spent several hours overnight battling the flames, knocking them down sometime before 6 a.m.

It's not clear if the other two women or any first responders were injured.

The Alliance Against Homelessness places formerly homeless people battling mental illness and other disabilities in houses and offers support to clients as they live independently. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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