N.J. neighbors say girl might have had 30 cats in home torched in deadly hearth after eviction discover

A New Jersey girl who was being evicted died in a fireplace at her house after she threatened to explode the residence, police stated.

The lady was served an eviction discover at her house on Cedar Court docket in Roosevelt, about 20 miles from Trenton, however refused to depart, New Jersey State Police stated.

Simply after 11 a.m. Wednesday, state troopers have been known as to the house for a report of smoke. Shortly after they arrived, the house went up in flames.

The lady, who has not been recognized, died, Sgt. Philip Curry stated. He stated the reason for the fireplace is being investigated.

Curry stated authorities consider there have been animals killed within the hearth however didn’t know what number of. NBC New York reported that the girl took care of cats for different individuals. Neighbors stated she might have had as many as 30 cats in her house.

The state’s animal management workplace didn’t instantly return a request for remark Thursday.

Police stated nobody else was on the house with the girl on the time of the fireplace. Three firefighters sustained minor accidents.

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