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.

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An autopsy is pending.

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

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