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Wall Twp. House Fire Kills Elderly Couple

By kcora on
Wall Township

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that killed an elderly couple in Wall Township.

According to authorities, firefighters responded to the 3000 block of Atlantic Avenue sometime around 9 p.m. for a report of a fire with two people possibly entrapped.

Upon arrival, firefighters rescued the two only occupants, later identified as Nicholas Maino, 92, and his wife Joan Maino,86.

Christopher Swendeman, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office confirmed Nicholas died Monday, while Joan succumbed to her injuries Tuesday morning.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.