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Firefighters investigate an early morning fire at the Mariner's Cove Hotel in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. on Friday, March 21, 2014. An early morning fire killed three people at the Jersey shore motel whose residents included Superstorm Sandy victims whowere staying there because their homes remain uninhabitable nearly a year and a half after the storm, officials said. Three other people were critically injured in the blaze. Authorities said several other people may be unaccounted for. Investigators are

At Least 3 Dead in Jersey Shore Motel Fire; 8 Hurt



POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) -- Officials say 10 people are unaccounted for after a fire that destroyed a motel at the Jersey shore, killing three people.

The blaze at the Mariner's Cove Motor Inn was reported at about 5:30 a.m. Friday. The two-story wood structure was engulfed by flames when firefighters arrived.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says three males died in the fire and eight people were injured. Several of the injured sustained serious burns.

One of the injured is a woman who was rescued by firefighters after she holed up in a shower to escape the smoke and flames.

Coronato says 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.


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