Woman, daughter killed in Manville house fire

Fire tears through home in Manville

Fire tears through home in Manville (5/27/15)

MANVILLE - Relatives say a woman and her daughter were killed in an overnight house fire in Manville.

The fire broke out just before 5 a.m. in a home on Harrison Avenue.

A relative told News 12 New Jersey his aunt and cousin were the individuals killed in the blaze.  Neighbors say a woman in her 70s and her middle-aged daughter lived in the home. 

A spokesperson for the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed the bodies of two women have been recovered from the home. 

They are awaiting positive identification by the Medical Examiner's Office.

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