A Saturday morning blaze claims the life of a 41-year-old Lakewood man, and displaces the family to a nearby friend's home.

Lanes Mill Road home that burned in Lakewood early Saturday morning. (TheLakewoodScoop.com)

The fire began at a two-story home located at 1764 Lanes Mills Road at 12:45AM according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. When firefighters arrived they found the home engulfed in flames and family members outside the home. They told firefighters there was one member who was still in the home.

The victim remains unidentified. Four children,
ranging in age from 6 to 13, and four adults were temporarily staying with friends.

55 Firefighters from Lakewood, Brick, and Point Pleasant responded to the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.