An early Friday morning house fire in Lower Township has claimed the life of a local woman.

Lower Township Police say they were alerted to a house fire at 6:45am Friday, on East Florida Avenue.

When first responders arrived on the scene, a man was being helped by neighbors. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. Unfortunatly, his wife was not able to make it out of the home. Police say she was found in an upstairs bedroom, likely overcome by smoke inhalation.

Police say there were not working smoke alarms in the home.

The woman's identity has not been made public, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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