Point Boro: Man dies in overnight fire

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The following is a release from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office:

Ocean County Prosecutor’s Fire Investigators, Point Pleasant Boro PD and local fire officials are investigating an overnight fire resulting in one fatality.

Preliminary information cites the fire began sometime prior to 2 a.m. at a single-family structure located on Ridgefield Drive in Point Pleasant Boro.

Multiple firefighter units fought the fully engulfed structure fire under extremely cold conditions.

Once the fire was extinguished, a male in his mid-sixties, who resides alone at the home, was located deceased within the structure. His identity is pending notification of next of kin.

A full investigation reference the cause of the fire began this am at first light. There is nothing definitive to report at this time.

OCPO will provide additional details as they become available.