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Woman, Baby Die in NJ Duplex Fire That Injured 3 Others: Authorities

A woman and a nine-month-old baby died in a fire in Mercer County, New Jersey early Friday morning

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What to Know

  • A woman and a 9-month-old baby died in a fire in Mercer County, New Jersey early Friday morning
  • Three others were injured by the fire and their condition is unknown at this time
  • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation

A woman and a 9-month-old baby died Friday in an early morning fire in New Jersey that also injured three others.

The fire started just after 3:30 a.m. in the two-and-a-half-story, wood-frame duplex on Woodlawn Avenue, causing a partial roof collapse, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Firefighters found the baby girl and a woman in her 40s dead inside, authorities said. Three others were taken to a hospital with injuries. Their conditions were unknown.

Authorities have not released any names.

Officials were awaiting autopsy results and the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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