1 dies in Brielle house fire

    One person died in a fast moving fire in Brielle this morning.

    The residential blaze at 11 N. Tamarack Drive broke out around 7 a.m.

    A dramatic video posted by @themadgreekday on Twitter at 7:09 a.m. showed a portion of the house fully engulfed in flames. 

    One person was found dead in the house, Police Chief Michael Palmer tells the Asbury Park Press.

    A middle-aged man was killed, and his sister was transported to an area hospital, News 12 reports

    The fire was mostly knocked down around 7:30 a.m., according to emergency radio transmissions.

    As of 8:30 a.m., numerous agencies remain on the scene. 

    JSHN contributor Mike Jensen, a resident on the adjacent Valley Road,‎ praised the fire department response, sending the firefighters a “big thank you” for keeping the blaze from spreading. 

    No additional information was immediately available. 

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