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One Dead in Fire at Point Pleasant Beach Motel

 

One person is dead in a huge fire burned through the Mariner’s Cover Motor Inn in Point Pleasant early Friday morning.

Fire at Mariner's Cove Mote in Point Pleasant Beach
Fire at Mariner’s Cove Mote in Point Pleasant Beach (CBS New York)

ABC 7 reports the blaze, with flames shooting through the roof of the two story structure on Broadway, started around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. Several rooms are occupied according to the station.

The Star-Ledger reports a resident of the motel was killed and and an officer with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department was injured.

The flames were very intense according to 6 ABC which kept firefighters away from the building at first.

Assistant Ocean County Fire Marshal Ed Hazelton described the hotel as being completely destroyed to the Star-Ledger.

New Jersey Fast Traffic reports that Broadway in Point Pleasant Beach is closed between Boston Avenue and Ocean Avenue

The fire was declared as being under control at 7:06 a.m. according to Newsworks.

There are several injuries reported.

This is a breaking story. Check back for additional details.

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