1 woman dead in New Jersey rowhouse fire

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Associated Press

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 10:08 PM

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say one woman is dead in a rowhouse fire in New Jersey. Jersey City police spokesman Bob McHugh says the blaze broke out in the home's basement at around 10 p.m. Thursday. Three others in the single-family home were able to escape the flames at 296 5th Street. McHugh says the 32-year-old woman was found by firefighters on the top floor of the home. Officials believe the fire was electrical and appears to have started in a cluttered area of the basement. Investigators are on the scene. The only other injury was a firefighter who twisted his ankle fighting the flames.

No other details were immediately available.

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