Teenager killed in house fire in Westfield, New Jersey

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The fire broke out at about 2:45 a.m. at a two and a half story wood frame home on Prospect Street.

A teenager was killed when flames engulfed a house in Westfield, New Jersey early Monday.

The fire broke out at about 2:45 a.m. at a two and a half story wood frame home on Prospect Street.

Firefighters encountered heavy fire on the first floor, and the flames spread to the upper floors as a third alarm was declared.

A male teen trapped in the fire was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other family members who were in the house escaped without injury.

It took two hours for firefighters to bring the fire under control.

An investigation revealed that the fire was accidental in nature and was traced to a source outside the home's living room wall.

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