Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EHC Fire Claims the Life of Two People; Fire Deemed Suspicious

EGG HARBOR CITY – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the deaths of two victims at the site of a structure fire in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
At approximately 8:00 this morning, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Egg Harbor City Police, Mullica Township Police, and firefighters from the Egg Harbor City Volunteer Fire Department and the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company responded to a residential structure fire on the 200 block of Washington Avenue, Egg Harbor City.

The fire was extinguished by firefighters. Investigators have deemed the cause of the fire to be suspicious.
Two deceased victims were discovered in the home. The victims’ identities are pending positive identification.
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Egg Harbor City Police Department are conducting the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at (609) 909-7666.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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