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Authorities ID woman killed in central NJ home

Local News, News | Feb 14, 2013

Authorities ID woman killed in central NJ home

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the woman who was killed when a fire destroyed her central New Jersey home last weekend.

But it’s still not clear what sparked the blaze in Upper Freehold Township that broke out early Sunday.

Monmouth County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 57-year-old Kathleen Clark died of thermal burns and asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation.

Firefighters found her body in a bathroom shortly after they extinguished the blaze.

Prosecutors say the fire is not considered suspicious, and no other injuries were reported.

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