Human remains found in debris from Galloway Township flat fire

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Galloway Township Police said human remains were found in the debris of the apartment fire at the Apache Court Apartments on October 29.

The complex experienced an early fire in one unit this Saturday morning that spread to the entire building, displacing residents of 18 units.

Galloway Twp Police reported at the time in a Facebook post that they were called to the apartments at 5.07am to find the building completely engulfed in flames. According to the police, the investigation revealed that all occupants affected by the fire had been found, except for one.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, police said that as their investigation continued into the cause of the fire and the fate of the missing person, human remains had been discovered in the debris of the partially collapsed building.

The remains have been confirmed by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, according to the Galloway Twp Police release.

No information has been released on the identity of the person found as the positive identity of the remains has yet to be determined.

Firefighters do not believe arson is suspected, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Galloway Emergency Management Office and the Red Cross worked to help displaced residents on the day of the fire, while Galloway Township Emergency Medical Services treated many victims for smoke inhalation.

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