VIDEO: The Mariners Cove Inn blaze left a total of four people dead, and 12 injured, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Al Della Fave said. All remaining occupants have been accounted for.
The fatalities and injured count are as follows:
Injuries: 4 transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center. 1 admitted – smoke inhalation and burns. 1 treated and released – burns. 1 treated and released – broken nose, burns. 1 transferred to Barnabas Burn Center – serious burns. 2 transported to Brick Hospital. 1 transported to Meridian Urgent Care Center, Neptune.
Injuries to first responders: 1 transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center – broken ankle.
The fire ripped through the Point Pleasant Beach motel early Friday morning, and required the assistance of dozens of firefigheters from various Ocean County towns. Emergency personnel from Lakewood were on scene as well.
As of this evening, the identities of the victims were still not released, pending family notifications, and Medical Examiner autopsies.
The Toms River Fire Department Technical Rescue Team, which is part of the New Jersey State Police Urban Search and Rescue Team, are assisting in the investigative effort. ATF along with members of the NJ State Police Arson Unit and Ocean County Arson Task Force are also assisting.