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UPDATE: Authorities ID Woman Killed in Cranford House Fire


Authorities have released the identity of the woman killed Thursday afternoon after a fire broke out inside a Cranford home.

According to authorities, firefighter were called to 43 Brookdale Place at approximately 3:05 p.m. for a report of a fire with trapped occupants.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire coming from the two and a half story wood framed home.

Officials say when firefighters gained entry into the home, they found an unconscious and unresponsive female inside the structure.

Police say 65-year-old Deborah Meehan was found on the first floor of the home.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it was deemed accidental.