POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey (PIX11) – Robert Carlson barely escaped the fire that killed four men at the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach. Carlson was displaced in Sandy. This was his temporary home.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire that injured many more including first responders.
The fire broke out just before 6 A.M. in Point Pleasant Beach on Friday, a community that been trying to recover from the hurricane dealt now another unbelievable blow.
This motel was a place Sandy victims were living trying to get back on their feet again.
Carlson and his friend Mark Lynch lost everything Friday morning.
Now, they’re staying at another motel.
Lynch said he had to run through flames. They know they’re lucky.
As night fell, the crowds left and so did the investigators, but
the sense of tragedy hung in the air as thick as the smoke that still lingered from another catastrophe down the Jersey Shore.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
4 adult male victims were all found on the second floor western side of the structure.
In addition to the fatalities, there were also multiple injuries.