'Blow Up The House': Tenant Facing Eviction Dies In Jersey Shore House Fire, Police Say

A tenant facing eviction who threatened to "blow up the house" died in a fire that engulfed her Monmouth County home Wednesday, March 1, authorities said.

Millstone FD.
Millstone FD. Photo Credit: Millstone FD

The Cedar Court in Roosevelt Borough resident had been served an eviction notice, but was refusing to leave when she made the threat, according to New Jersey State Police Sgt. Philip Curry.

At approximately 11:10 am, troopers saw smoke coming from the home — then it went up in flames, Curry said. Firefighters from multiple departments arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The woman did not survive the fire, they said.

There were no other occupants.

No troopers were injured. Three firefighters from Millstone Twp. Fire Department sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries, Curry said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said.

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