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1 dead in fire at homeless camp in Lakewood

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

March 15, 2014 8:35:36 AM PDT
Investigators are trying to find out what sparked a fatal fire at an encampment of homeless people in Lakewood, New Jersey.

At about 2:10 a.m. Saturday, a police officer on patrol noticed a fire burning in the area known as Tent City.

When he entered the woods to investigate further, he found the badly burned victim not far from a tent that was fully engulfed in flames.

The victim's identity has not yet been released. No one else was injured.

Authorities say the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

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