NAVESINK WOMAN DIES IN FIRE

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A 78-year-old Navesink woman was found dead yesterday morning in her Osborne Avenue house following a fire.

Dorothea F. Brooks was already dead as a result of burns when firefighters arrived at the scene of the 11a blaze, Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis A. Valentin told the Asbury Park Press. A neighbor had tried dousing the fire with a garden hose.

The fire is under investigation but does not appear suspicious, authorities told the Press.

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