FRANKLIN, NJ (SUSSEX COUNTY) – A 13-year-old girl was killed, and three people were injured during a house fire in Sussex County late last night, according to NJ.com.
The fire at a 2.5-story home on Nestor Street at about 10 p.m. and within a short time, the entire home was engulfed in flames, blocking the major entry points to the structure.
Two residents were injured after being forced to flee the home through a window and onto a rooftop.
Another person was injured after attempting to go back inside to rescue a 13-year-old girl who had not yet made it out.
The 13-year-old girl, however, died as a result of the accident.
According to a GoFundMe started to help the family in the aftermath of the fire, a dog was also killed in the blaze. The GoFundMe also states that the family lost everything in the accident.
The fire, which destroyed the home, was under control after about four hours.
Four people were displaced in the blaze and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
The fire remains under investigation.
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