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Authorities: 13-year-old girl found dead after fire in New Jersey home

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl was found dead following a fire in a northern New Jersey home.

News 12 Staff

Mar 22, 2021, 11:40 AM

Updated 1,183 days ago

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Authorities say a 13-year-old girl was found dead following a fire in a northern New Jersey home.
Franklin borough police say fire crews and officers responded to the report of the fire Friday shortly after 10 p.m. and found the 2 1/2-story home engulfed in flames.
Sgt. Robert Vander Ploeg said two residents on the second floor had to escape through a window onto a low roof. They sustained minor injuries.
He said a friend staying with the 13-year-old girl’s family sustained minor burns as they tried to go back into the house to rescue the girl.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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