State police in northeastern Pennsylvania say a fire that killed a New Jersey woman is believed to have been accidental.

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Police in Pike County say the blaze in Lackawaxen Township was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters said the body of a 53-year-old woman from Union, N.J., was found under a pile of debris in a first-floor bedroom.

Police said the blaze appeared to have been accidental and started by a wood burner in the basement.

The Pike County coroner's office said Tuesday that the victim's name was being withheld pending notification of relatives.

 

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