Officials are looking into the cause of an explosion in a house fire that killed 1, injured 4, and killed 1, injured 4
Investigators investigating a Thursday morning claim that an explosion had occurred at the rear of the West Deptford home.
In a Thursday afternoon update, township authorities said the fire was not deemed suspicious, but they are asking for anyone with information or video footage to come forward.
The FBI's Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is assisting in the investigation.
Crews arrived at the 1300 block of Tatum Street around 4 a.m. and discovered the house fully engulfed in flames. Fire spread to the house next door, which was also destroyed.
Police said four people in the first home, together with three in the second, were able to escape.
Her name has not been released.
Three people were seriously hurt in the house, including a 26-year-old man, a 31-year-old woman, and a 1-month-old boy.
A 57-year-old man from that home was taken to Cooper's hospital in Pennsylvania, where he was later airlifted to Crozier Chester Medical Center.
Police say residents of the second house were not injured.
Anyone with information or videos related to the blaze is requested to contact Detective Matt Carroll of West Deptford at 856-853-4599, post 168, or by email at.
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