Fire officials say a woman has died in a Highlands house fire, but a man who also lived at the residence was able to safely escape the flames.


Highlands fire truck (Highlands Fire Dept)

It's not yet clear what sparked the fire at the one-story home, which broke out early Tuesday.

Borough Fire Chief Bill Kane tells the Asbury Park Press that the fire started in the living room of the Shore Drive home and caused considerable damage.

The names of the woman killed and the man who escaped the fire were not released.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the blaze.


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