House fire kills 64-year-old woman in Toms River
A 64-year-old woman died after a fire broke out in her home Tuesday morning.
The fire started around 11 a.m. at 1911 Fiddlers Run. Witnesses told police officers that there was a woman still inside the home.
Two officers tried to get to the woman but were forced to leave the home when the smoke became too thick. In the backyard, officers found a 67-year-old man who also lived in the home. That man was trying to also get back into the home to save the woman, but the flames were too intense.
Firefighters found the woman once they were able to get inside the home, but she did not survive.
One firefighter suffered burns on his neck and ear when he went inside the burning home. He is expected to be OK.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.