47-year-old woman identified as victim of fatal fire

PEMBERTON TWP. — A 47-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal fire here last week.

Joyce E. Lanigan was found by firefighters in the bedroom of a home in the 400 block of Cornell Avenue on Friday. The one-alarm blaze was reported at 5:34 a.m. and firefighters arrived four minutes later, township Police Chief David Jantas said.

A 71-year-old man police believe is the homeowner answered the door when responders arrived, and was safely escorted from the home without injury. Lanigan was also a resident of the home, police said Monday.

The fire occurred in the bedroom, where Lanigan was …read more

Source: NJ.com Burlington

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