Four Confirmed Dead after New Jersey Motel Fire


Published 03/21 2014 02:41PM

Updated 03/21 2014 04:33PM

Firefighters found a fourth body at the scene of a devastating fire at a motel on the New Jersey shore Friday. Authorities say several other occupants who had been missing have now been accounted for.

Eight people were also injured in the early morning blaze that destroyed the Mariner's Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach. The motel was housing several people displaced by Superstorm Sandy. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Eyewitnesses say the flames spread quickly through the two-story wooden building two blocks from the beach.

"Within five minutes, literally, it was in flames," one witness told the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

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