NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy has died after a fast-moving fire raced through his family’s central New Jersey home. Monmouth County prosecutors say the fire in Neptune broke out late Tuesday. The home had no power at the time because severe storms had knocked out electrical service in the area.
Firefighters quickly arrived on scene and tried to rescue the 17-year-old boy, but heavy flames prevented the rescue. His body was found after the blaze had been extinguished.READ MORE: Off-Duty Officer Shot Multiple Times In North Philadelphia, Police Say
The teen’s name has not been released.Person In California Becomes 1st Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Identified In US
Two other people in the home were able to safely escape. A firefighter was treated for an undisclosed minor injury.
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