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2 killed in house fire in Middlesex County, NJ: authorities

Posted at 5:41 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 10:46:06-05

JAMESBURG, N.J. — Two people are dead after flames ripped through a New Jersey home early Wednesday, authorities confirmed.

The two victims were discovered after the fire, which broke around 3:45 a.m. in the house on Sheridan Street in Jamesburg, officials said.

Authorities said the victims' cause of death is pending the completion of autopsies by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Office.

No firefighters or police officers were injured in the blaze.

The daughter of a man who lives in the home told PIX11's Kirstin Cole that she got the call and raced to the house. She said her grandmother lives just around the corner from the location.

The identities of the victims have not been released. Officials said an investigation into the cause of the fire is active and continuing.

Video shot by a neighbor shows the house engulfed in flames early Wednesday.

Neighbors told PIX11 that Jamesburg is a tight-knit community, saying it's the kind of area where people see each other in church on Sundays.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Jason Muller of the Jamesburg Police Department at (732) 521-0011, or Detective Deon McCall of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3848.