202.5

The Latest: 2 kids, 2 adults dead in mansion fire

In this image made from a video provided by WABC firefighters battle a fatal fire on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Colts Neck, N.J. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office says the fire has taken multiple victims. (WABC via AP)

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a New Jersey mansion where four people were found dead (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore.

Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says the fire continues to burn late Tuesday afternoon at the two-story home in Colts Neck.

He says one body was found out front. He is not yet identifying the victims.

He says the three others were severely burned inside the home, making it challenging to identify them.

Firefighters responded to the fire around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Colts Neck is a well-to-do community about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of New York City and is home to horse farms. Typical homes in the town of 10,000 are valued at about $750,000.

___

3:45 p.m.

Multiple people have been found dead at the scene of a mansion fire near the New Jersey shore.

Video shows smoke pouring from the roof of the two-story home in Colts Neck as firefighters battle the blaze. The house is surrounded by fields and has a swimming pool.

Helicopter footage showed a sheet in the middle of the yard next to the house with police tape cordoning off the area.

The Monmouth County prosecutor’s office says there are multiple victims but hasn’t said how many.

Firefighters responded to the fire around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Colts Neck is a well-to-do community about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of New York City and is home to horse farms. Typical homes in the town of 10,000 are valued at about $750,000.

Copyright © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.



Advertiser Content