MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH COUNTY) – A 71-year-old man and a dog were killed in a house fire in Monmouth County on Friday night, according to NJ.com.
The incident occurred at a home in Middletown on Dakota Avenue at about 8 p.m.
The house was already engulfed in fire by the time first responders arrived at the scene. After knocking back the blaze, they discovered 71-year-old John Dowd, as well as a dog, dead within the burned home.
Authorities are looking into the cause of the blaze, but they do not believe that the accident was a result of foul play.
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