New Jersey town hit by Sandy mourns firefighter

Authorities have released the name of a volunteer firefighter who died while fighting a four-alarm fire at a commercial building.


The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office says 54-year-old Robert Meyer was a member of Union Hose Fire Co. #1 in Union Beach.

The office says Meyer had left the burning building and collapsed outside of it Sunday evening.

An autopsy is pending.

Union Beach is rebuilding after it was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

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