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In a tragic house fire, a victim ID was donated to survivors

In a tragic house fire, a victim ID was donated to survivors

Authorities have identified a woman who was killed during a visit to West Deptford Township on Thursday morning.

According to West Deptford Township Police, Jill Travis, 54, died following a fire at her home in the 1300 block of Tatum Street.

Firefighters arrived to find the property fully engulfed, with flames spread to a neighboring property, which was also destroyed.

Police say four people in the first home, including Travis' husband, Merial Travis, their son and his family, were able to escape.

A 26-year-old man, a 31-year-old woman, and a 1-month-old boy from the home were treated and released, according to authorities. Merial Travis was transferred to Crozier-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania, where he remained on Friday.

Police said three people who escaped from the second home were not injured.

Investigators investigating the blaze have reported that an explosion had occurred in the back of the first house, but the cause is still being investigated.

According to the announcement, the fire is not deemed suspicious, but officials are asking anyone with information or videos of the scene to contact Detective Matt Carroll at 856-853-4599, ext. 168 or via email at.

Friends of the displaced residents have started GoFundMe campaigns to help in the recovery process.

Links to support the Travis family can be found and. A GoFundMe for the residents in the second home can be found

Colonial Cafe, located in West Deptford, is collecting money, clothing, toiletries, and other items for the children. A complete list of needed items

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