1 dead in North Wildwood house fire

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A house fire claimed the life of one person Tuesday night in North Wildwood, NJ. (WPVI)

A house fire has claimed a life in North Wildwood.

Fire officials say crews were called at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday after fire broke out in a home on the 200 block of West 17th Street.

As they arrived, firefighters were told by a family member there was someone still inside.

The intensity of the flames prevented crews from entering the building right away.

When they did, they recovered the body of one person.

Officials were withholding the victim's name pending the results of their investigation into the fire and what caused it.
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