Two young girls, ages 7 & 11, died in a fire that burned through a building in New Jersey on Monday

2 young girls, ages 7 & 11, passed away in a fire that burned through a building in New Jersey, officials said.

The kids died & many others were wounded when the blaze consumed a building in Elizabeth on Monday, authorities said. The blaze began around 6 p.m. in a building on Elizabeth Ave.

3 close by cops ran to the scene, & fought to save the children. However, they couldn’t reach the girls because of locked bars on the windows.

As many as 100 firemen soon were on the scene, and fought for more than 3 hours to bring the blaze under control, officials said. The bars were ultimately pried from the windows, allowing individuals to escape.

It is not clear how the unidentified kids passed away. A guy and a lady were also hospitalized after the fire.