One person died in a house fire in North Cape May early Sunday morning.

Fire crews rushed to the home in the 200 block of Suzanne Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday.

According to firefighters, fire crews from Town Bank, Erma, Villas Cape May, Rio Grande, Green Green, and other Fire/EMS agencies operated on the scene for hours while the fire was extinguished.

Heavy flames were shooting from the one-story residence upon arrival to the scene.

Some residents were evacuated to ensure their safety, due to the proximity of the fire.

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