1 dead, 1 injured in shore home fire

October 1, 2009 5:12:11 AM PDT
An elderly man was killed in a blaze that gutted a home on New Jersey's Long Beach Island.

The fire broke out early Thursday morning in a house near the corner of 60th Street and Long Beach Boulevard in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Island.

An elderly man confined to a wheel chair died in the fire. His health care worker suffered smoke inhalation, however she is expected to recover.

The county fire marshall has been called to the scene.

A nearby house was also damaged by fire.

There's no word yet on a cause.


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