NJ Homeless Camp Ravaged By Fire

LAKEWOOD, NJ (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed when a fast-moving fire swept through a homeless encampment in southern New Jersey.

Officials have not yet identified the badly burned body, which was found shortly after the blaze was extinguished Saturday night. Further details on the victim were not immediately disclosed due to the ongoing investigation.

No one else was hurt in the fire, which broke out around 7:45 p.m. in an area off Route 88 in Lakewood. Firefighters had to go through areas of heavy brush to reach the blaze, which also forced Conrail to briefly stop train traffic in the area.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Lakewood police are investigating.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Deborah Jeffries says:

    A PERSON WHO UNDERSTANDS THE WRITINGS OF MARX AND ENGELS IS AN INTELLECTUAL WHO UNDERSTANDS THE EXPLOITATION OF THE PROLETARIAT BY THE BOURGEOIS RULING CLASS AND YOU MY DEAR ARE A CAPITALIST PIG!

  2. Deborah Jeffries says:

    When someday you find yourself laid off of your job or your business goes bust and you go through your savings and your precious home in the suburbs is foreclosed on, will you then have such an arrogant view of city people? The scenario mentioned above has happened to millions of Americans.

  3. Deborah Jeffries says:

    SOCIALISM AND WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION NOW IN AMERICA SO THAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU DON’T LOOK DOWN ON THE POOR!! GO OCCUPY.

    1. Kim Jong Un says:

      Come to North Korea and experience TRUE socialism under my holy iron fist.

  4. Deborah Jeffries says:

    MOSES YOU ARE A TYPICAL BOURGEOIS SNOB AND WHAT’S WRONG WITH AMERICA AND CLASS WARFARE. A MESSAGE FROM A KARL MARX DEVOTEE.

    1. KGB is watching says:

      Old Soviet-era joke…

      Who is a friend of the state? He who reads Marx and Engels.

      Who is an enemy of the state? He who understands Marx and Engels.

  5. Deborah Jeffries says:

    THESE POOR HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE VICTIMS OF A CAPITALIST RECESSION AND GREEDY CORPORATIONS! AMERICA NEEDS SOCIALISM NOW! A KARL MARX PROTEGE.

    1. Karl Marx says:

      If you love socialism so much, you should just move to North Korea and worship your uber-hero Kim Jun Un.

    2. royallen says:

      maybe they are just low life junkies,who rob,steal,and pillage

  6. robert moses mama says:

    Hey a-hole this is a New Jersey story take your head out of your mama,s azz and get the hell out of new york if you do not like it

    1. Robert Moses says:

      My whole point is that Bloomberg is sending NYC’s homeless to quiet and pristine suburbs like Lakewood. Christie needs to press charges.

  7. Robert Moses says:

    Here again, Mike Bloomberg is “solving” New York City’s homeless problem by maliciously and ILLEGALLY exporting the City’s homeless to the quiet and pristine suburbs where REAL Americans live.

    Why is everybody ignoring this glaring fact? Why is nobody worried? Why is nobody suing NYC over this?

    1. hissyfit says:

      REAL americans live in pristine suburbs? and of course that’s where you reside, right? What is an UNREAL american? someone who doesnt reside in a pristine suburb? Youre such a whiney Robert Moses…….”somebody should do something…waaaahhh!. If you’re so worried then you should have half a set to SUE, like you REAL americans do.

      1. Robert Moses says:

        UNREAL Americans live in crime-ridden, lowlife-infested cities.

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