According to the Ocean County’s Prosecutor’s Office, a fire which occurred early this morning has claimed the life of a male Lakewood resident. Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford issued a statement concerning the fire.
“At approximately 12:45 a.m. this morning, Lakewood Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a residence on Lanes Mill Road in Lakewood. Upon arrival, emergency personnel observed a residential structure on fire with numerous residents outside,” said Ford.
Ford explained that residents at the scene advised authorities that an adult male was still inside the home. A search of the interior resulted in the discovery of the body of an adult male, said Ford.
“An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of his death. Investigators from the Lakewood Police Department, the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office are on scene conducting an investigation into the fire’s cause and origin. The identity of the victim will not be released until his next of kin can be notified,” Ford explained.