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Teen dies in house fire, severe storms cause power outages in New York area



More severe storms tore through the New York area Monday night into Tuesday, downing trees and power lines and contributing to at least one death.

A 17-year-old boy died in New Jersey after a fast-moving fire raced through his family's home.

Monmouth County prosecutors say the fire in Neptune broke out late Tuesday at a time when the home had no electricity, and it is believed candles were being used.

Firefighters quickly arrived on scene and tried to rescue the teen, but heavy flames prevented the rescue. His body was found after the blaze had been extinguished.

Two other people in the home were able to safely escape, and a firefighter was treated for an undisclosed minor injury.

In Howell, a huge tree fell and split a home in two on Georgia Tavern Road. Luckily, everyone got out safely.

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