Elderly man, wife killed, when fire roars through their Allenwood home

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WALL TOWNSHIP -

(AP) - A fast-moving house fire in central New Jersey has left an elderly couple dead.

Monmouth County prosecutors say the fire in Wall Township broke out around 9 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say 92-year-old Nicholas Maino died in the fire. His 86-year-old wife, Joan Maino, suffered extensive injuries and was taken to a hospital, where she died on Tuesday.

 

RELATED: House fire injures at least 2, including firefighter in Allenwood 

A firefighter was also treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

Authorities say the couple was alone in the home when the fire broke out.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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