Woodland Park couple killed in midnight fire played cards with neighbors

WOODLAND PARK – Two borough residents perished during a fire that started in the basement of a small cape cod on Overmount Avenue shortly before midnight Monday, police said.

PHOTO BY BILL TOMPKINS

Firefighters work to put out a fire that killed a husband and wife at a home on Overmount Avenue early Monday morning.

Authorities have traced the source of the fire that killed a husband, 76, and wife, 74, to a live wire that had been protruding from an electrical box in the basement of the home.

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Source: North Jersey Passaic

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