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1 Killed, Several Displaced in New Jersey House Fire

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Arson investigators are looking into a fire that killed at least one person and chewed through a home in New Jersey overnight, authorities say.

The fatal fire broke out a house on Pine Street in Morristown at about 11:30 p.m. Monday and destroyed the multi-family dwelling, authorities say.

The front portion of the home was enveloped in flames when firefighters arrived, and crews had to help free one occupant who was stuck atop the roof of the home's porch.

The blaze was brought under control early Tuesday, but dozens of firefighters and emergency crews remained at the scene later in the morning.

It's not clear whether the person who died perished inside the home or was able to escape first. It's not clear if there were other injuries. 

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty said that several families were displaced by the blaze.

Arson investigators arrived at the scene later Tuesday morning to investigate the cause of the blaze.  

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