At Least Three Dead, 10 Missing After Jersey Shore Motel Fire
Harris Faulkner brought us the latest information on a tragic fire in southern New Jersey. Three people died and 10 are unaccounted for after a fire at a motel in Point Pleasant Beach. Eight people were injuried, including several who sustained serious burns.
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Ten people are unaccounted for after a fire that destroyed a motel at the Jersey Shore, killing three people, authorities said Friday.
Firefighters responded to the Mariner's Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, a two-story wooden building two blocks from the beach, just after 5:30 a.m. Friday.
"Within five minutes, literally, it was in flames," one witness told the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said three males died in the blaze and eight people were injured. Several of the injured sustained serious burns, including one woman who was rescued by firefighters after she holed up in a shower to escape smoke and flames.
Coronato said the search and recovery phase of the investigation will continue until officials are certain they've accounted for the approximately 40 people who were registered at the motel.