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UPDATE: Rahway House Fire Kills Woman

By kcora on
Rahway

Officials are reporting an adult woman dead after an early morning fire ripped through a house in Rahway Wednesday morning.

According to preliminary reports, firefighters raced to the scene of a two-alarm fire that ignited inside a house in the 400 block of Washington Street shortly after 6 a.m.

Crews arrived to find thick smoke and flames coming from the two and a half story wood framed house at that location.

Firefighters were able to beat down flames and make their way into the house, where they rescued one of four people that were inside the home, according to reports.

Officials say the 44-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries.

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation.

Officials say the fire was placed under control shortly after 6:30 a.m.