Fatal Southern Ocean Fire Under Investigation

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  LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Authorities are currently investigating a house fire that killed a man yesterday afternoon.

  Around 1:45 p.m., multiple fire companies from the Little Egg Harbor Township area responded to a home on Harvest Way in Little Egg Harbor Township.

  According to officials, the body of a deceased man was discovered when first responders searched the home. The body was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for a post mortem examination and identification.

  At this time, the origin and cause of the fire have not been determined and are under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office, and Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office.