Dennis fire kills one

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DENNIS TOWNSHIP- State police and the Cape May County Fire Marshall’s office are investigating a fire that destroyed a home on Woodbine-Ocean View Road, killing one person.

State police said that the victim had not yet been identified by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Troopers from the state police’s Woodbine barracks responded to the fire around 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, and found the one-story home engulfed in flames, police said. The Ocean View, Dennis, and Seaville fire departments were then called to the scene to extinguish the fire.

According to state police, the fire originated in the living room of the home, but the cause has not been determined. Police said that during their investigation, they found nothing suspicious at the scene.

The investigation is continuing through the state police arson/bomb unit, as well as the Cape May County Fire Marshall and Prosecutor’s offices.

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