Woman dies in house fire in Gloucester County, N.J.

WASHINGTON TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- A spokesperson for the county confirms that a woman has died as a result of a house fire in Washington Township, Glocuester County.

Officials said Carol Nicosia, 68, was pronounced dead at Cooper Medical Center shortly before 8 p.m.

Officials said 911 calls started coming around 4 p.m., reporting a house fire near the intersection of Ganttown Road and Congress Drive.

Firefighters arrived on scene to heavy smoke showing.

Neighbors removed Nicosia from the house after seeing smoke billowing from the roof. She was the only person home at the time of the fire.

Officials said the fire was brought under control in about an hour.

The fire remains under investigation.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner's Office.

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