LAKEWOOD, New Jersey — One person was killed when a fire broke out at an encampment of homeless people near the Jersey shore.
Lakewood police say an officer on routine patrol noticed the fire around 2:10 a.m. Saturday. 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.
Details on the victim, including the person's name, have not been disclosed pending notification of relatives.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but authorities say the blaze does not appear to be suspicious.
No other injuries were reported in the fire.