Authorities ID Woman Killed in Cape May County House Fire

The cause of a fire that killed a 70-year-old woman Friday remains under investigation.

According to officials, firefighters responded to the 200 block of East Florida Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township for a report of a fire sometime around 6:45 a.m.

Upon arrival, crews found Melody Murphy dead in an upstairs bedroom. Murphy’s husband was transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation and minor injuries.

Although the cause of the fire remain under investigation, officials say Murphy dies of carbon monoxide poising.