Prosecutor's office identifies man killed in Monmouth County fire

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The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office has identified the man who died in Tuesday's overnight fire in Colts Neck.

According to prosecutor's office, Joseph Apisa, 76, was trapped inside his first-floor bedroom. They say his body was recovered at the scene.

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The fire broke out Tuesday around 2:22 a.m. at the home at 42 Raven Road, and burned for several hours before crews put it out before sunrise. The two-story home was completely destroyed by the fire.

Joseph’s wife, Rosemary, was treated and released for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but officials do not believe it is suspicious.

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