LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Officials say one person was killed and three police officers were injured in an early morning fire at a hotel in central New Jersey.
Lakewood police Sgt. Edward Rupp says about 50 residents were displaced by the fast-moving blaze at the Capitol Motel in Lakewood. Dozens of others, including residents and staffers, were able to safely flee the building when the fire started just after 3 a.m. Sunday.
It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze, which severely damaged the three-story motel.
Information about the person killed in the fire was not immediately disclosed.
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The three officers suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, where they were treated and released.