Fire and Storm Damage New Jersey Town

Issue 12 and Volume 106.

Fire and Storm Damage New Jersey Town Shortly after midnight, on November 1, the little New Jersey Shore resort town of Sea Bright was hit by a $200,000 blaze that wiped out two hotels, several stores, and the borough’s post office. But, as though that wasn’t enough, just one week later a disastrous northeast storm hit the Shore, causing millions of dollars of damage to the area and more than half a million to Sea Bright in particular. The fire, which started in the Charles Manor hotel, raged out of control for more than three hours. Firemen from more than a dozen Monmouth County communities responded to a call for aid from Sea Bright Fire Chief Charles Dillione. As the fire progressed, nearly two dozen firemen and residents of the wrecked hotels were injured or overcome by smoke, and as a result a county-wide first aid squad alarm was sounded…

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