LACEY — Four people including an infant died in a housefire on Tuesday afternoon.

Law enforcement sources tell New Jersey 101.5 at least three people died after a fire in a two-story house on Buttonwood Drive in the Forked River section.

The Ocean County prosecutor later confirmed that four people perished in the fire.

A woman broke her ankle jumping to the ground to escape, according to a law enforcement source.

Video shows heavy damage to the roof of the house, which appears to have collapsed.

“This is an absolutely tragic situation,” Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said, announcing an investigation and promising to release more information when it becomes available.

Location of fire in Lacey Township
Location of fire in Lacey Township (Canva)

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