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Update: Linden Woman Severely Burned in Early Morning Blaze

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LINDEN, NJ - Elizabeth Firemen responded to assist at a fire in Linden where a woman was seriously injured during a fire in an apartment she was occupying early Saturday morning.

Shortly before 3:00 a.m. Linden Central Dispatch received reports of a fire on the 700 block of Brunswick Avenue. Police and Fire units were immediately dispatched, and personnel arriving at the four-family residence were met with visible flames coming from the windows of a second-floor apartment.

Occupants were evacuated from the building, including two victims that were removed from the rooftop by fire department personnel. 

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One of the residents, a 26-year-old woman, was seriously burned.  She was treated on scene and transported to the Burn Center at St. Barnabas Hospital where she remains in critical condition. 

The 2-alarm fire was quickly brought under control, with Mutual Aid assistance from Garwood, Roselle Park, and Elizabeth Fire Departments.  

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Investigators from the  Linden Fire Department and Union County, with assistance from the Linden Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s ID unit.

While residents in most of the building are expected to be able to return, one apartment was heavily damaged and residents will not be able to return until repairs are made.

There were no other serious injuries reported.

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