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Man killed, wife seriously injured in NJ fire: officials

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Posted at 8:34 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 15:21:18-04

NUTLEY, N.J. — A man was killed and his wife was seriously injured in a fire that took place in Northern New Jersey Saturday evening, according to Essex County officials.

The fire happened at a single-family in the Essex County town of Nutley at about 6 p.m.

Joseph Collar, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later.

His wife, whose name wasn’t released, was taken to Clara Maas Medical Center in serous condition, authorities said.

Officials said the cause and origin of the blaze are under investigation, but the preliminary investigation indicates heavy fire damage in the garage.

Associated Press contributed to this report.