AVENEL, NJ – A 21-year-old man who had been supporting his family in Haiti was killed in a house fire Wednesday morning in Middlesex County, according to the Hackensack Daily Voice.
The fire happened in Avenel, located north of Woodbridge, at 88 S Inman Avenue at about 9 a.m., and possibly started in the basement before it went up the stairs.
The victim, 21-year-old Chadly Julien, was discovered by officials in the basement.
Five people, including Julien, were inside the home when the blaze began. The Red Cross is assisting the victims with food, lodging, and support.
A GoFundMe has been started to assist with funeral expenses for Julien, who was regularly sending part of his earnings back home to relatives in Haiti.
The fundraiser has raised over $19,300 at this time.
The fire remains under investigation at this time.
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