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Senior Woman Killed in Jackson Township Fire

By rlsmetro on
Jackson Township

Ocean County authorities are looking into the cause of a fire that killed a senior woman in Jackson Township Thursday night. 

According to preliminary reports, heavy fire tore through a two-story wood-framed house located in the single-digit block of Lehigh Boulevsrad around 8:40 p.m. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully involved in flames, with reports of occupants trapped inside the building and fire extending to a nearby home. 

Crews were able to get inside the burning home, where they found a severely injured elderly woman. 

The unidentified victim was pronounced dead, according to reports. At least one other person suffered non-fatal injuries after jumping from a window of the home. 

Two emergency responders suffered minor injuries from the blaze and the fire was brought under control in just over an hour.