House fire leaves 1 dead in N.J. town, officials say

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One person died after a house fire Wednesday in Wall, a Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman said. Township police were called to the fire shortly after 3 p.m. on Belmar Boulevard, near Grant Street, according to prosecutor’s office spokesman Chris Swendeman. Emergency responders found the victim inside the residence, the spokesman said. The person died at a local hospital around 4:20 p.m., officials said. More information was not immediately available as the investigation continued.

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