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One person died Wednesday morning in Ocean County when flames ripped through a single-family home, according to a statement by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

The fire was reported at 2 a.m. in 1000 block of Ridgefield Drive in Point Pleasant Borough, according to a statement by Al Della Fave, spokesman for Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato.

The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, the statement said.

The victim, who was believed to be in his mid-60s, was found inside the home after the fire was extinguished, according to the statement.

The man was believed to live alone in the home. The release of his name is pending notification of next of kin, police said.

Prosecutor’s Office fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

— Stephanie Loder

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