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At Least One Dead In Lakewood, NJ House Fire

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LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) _ Prosecutors say one man was killed and eight other people were displaced when a fast-moving fire roared through a southern New Jersey home.

But investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze that destroyed the two-story home in Lakewood early Saturday.

Prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press that the person killed, identified only as a 41-year-old man, was found inside the home. But his cause of death has not yet been determined.

Authorities say the eight displaced residents _ four children, ranging in age from 6 to 13, and four adults _ were temporarily staying with friends.

Roughly 55 firefighters battled the blaze, which was reported around 12:45 a.m. It was brought under control about 90 minutes later.

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