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Firefighters find woman’s body in central NJ home

Local News, News | Feb 11, 2013

Firefighters find woman’s body in central NJ home

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State police say firefighters found a woman’s body after extinguishing a blaze at a central New Jersey home.

But it’s not yet clear how the woman died or whether the fire caused or contributed to her death.

Authorities responded early Sunday to the single-family home in Upper Freehold Township after receiving numerous 911 calls about the fire. It was extinguished a short time later, and the woman’s body was found in a bathroom.

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Charles Webster tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/YPxcbE) that the fire is not considered suspicious. He says it apparently started in the front right corner of the home, and the woman was the only person in the home at the time.

Authorities say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.