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Authorities ID Victims Of Fatal Nutley House Fire (VIDEO)

Footage from the scene by JeffStang Fire Photography
Footage from the scene by JeffStang Fire Photography Photo Credit: JeffStang Fire Photography

A 74-year-old man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a fire that broke out at their Nutley home Saturday night, authorities said Sunday.

Joseph Collar was pronounced dead at approximately 6:55 p.m. -- about an hour after firefighters responded to his wood-frame Myrtle Avenue home, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo said.

Collar's wife was taken to Clara Maas Medical Center and was in serious condition as of Sunday, Strumolo and Stephens said.

A preliminary investigation indicates there was heavy fire damage in the garage, though the cause and origin remain under investigation.

Footage from the scene by JeffStang Fire Photography

JeffStang Fire Photography

Crews from Nutley, Montclair, Lyndhurst and Bloomfield responded.

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