1 dead in early morning Berkeley fire

An early morning fire claimed the life of a man in Berkeley Township.Neighbors at the Holiday City retirement community said they were woken up by

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP - An early morning fire claimed the life of a man in Berkeley Township.

Neighbors at the Holiday City retirement community said they were woken up by an explosion at 4:15 a.m. They say the home of Joe Lasko was engulfed in intense flames.

Details about the victim have not yet been released.

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is heading the investigation into what caused the early morning fire.

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