Prosecutor: 1 killed, 8 displaced in Ocean Co. fire

December 1, 2012 11:33:22 AM PST
Prosecutors say one man was killed and eight other people were displaced when a fast-moving fire roared through an Ocean County home.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze that destroyed the two-story home in Lakewood early Saturday.

Prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press that the person killed, identified only as a 41-year-old man, was found inside the home. But his cause of death has not yet been determined.

Authorities say the eight displaced residents - four children, ranging in age from 6 to 13, and four adults - were temporarily staying with friends.

Roughly 55 firefighters battled the blaze, which was reported around 12:45 a.m. It was brought under control about 90 minutes later.

Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press