HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials say an elderly New Jersey woman who used a medical alert device to notify authorities about a fire at her home was killed in the blaze.
NJ.com reports that emergency responders went to Patricia Gennett’s Hopewell Township home around 10:15 a.m. Friday.READ MORE: Person In California Becomes 1st Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Identified In US
Police officers broke down a door but the flames and heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside the residence. The 85-year-old woman’s body was found a short time later after crews were finally able to enter the home.READ MORE: What We Know About 17-Year-Old Latif Williams, Wanted For Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
Gennett was the only person in the home when the fire occurred. Her cause of death had not been determined as of Saturday afternoon.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by township authorities and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.MORE NEWS: Brotherly Love: For Nearly 50 Years, Musicopia Giving Philadelphia Children Gift Of Music
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