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1 dead, 1 injured in Gloucester Township fire

December 20, 2019 GMT

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were investigating the cause of a house fire that left one person dead and another injured.

Officers observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the home on Jarvis Road Thursday afternoon and a 27-year-old man was outside suffering from burns, police said in a statement.

The fire department extinguished the blaze and one person was found dead. Authorities have not released any information about the person’s identity.

The injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment of burns. The man’s name has not been released.

Two families were displaced from the duplex-style home. They received assistance from the American Red Cross and the Gloucester County emergency management office.