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Multiple fatalities in New Jersey mansion fire: Officials

November 20, 2018 - 2:52 pm
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(COLTS NECK, N.J.) -- There have been multiple fatalities at a house fire in Colts Neck, New Jersey, officials said Tuesday.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said in a tweet it "is on scene at a fire in Colts Neck with multiple fatalities. Firefighters still working on fire. Stay tuned for more details."

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at a mansion on Willow Brook Road in Colts Neck around 1:30 p.m., ABC-owned station WABC-TV reported.

The prosecutor's office is investigating this fire along with another fire at 27 Tilton Drive in Ocean Township that occurred at around 5:20 p.m. this morning, Ocean Township police and the prosecutor's office told ABC News.

The home in Ocean Township is owned by a relative of the registered owner of the house in Colts Neck, authorities said.

Both fires appear to be suspicious, according to authorities.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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