Jersey shore motel fire

Associated Press
Firefighters work to put out a fire at Mariner's Cove Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. early Friday, March 21, 2014. An early morning fire killed three people at the Jersey shore motel whose residents included Superstorm Sandy victims who were staying there because their homes remain uninhabitable nearly a year and a half after the storm, officials said. Three other people were critically injured in the blaze. Authorities said several other people may be unaccounted for. Investigators are interviewing motel management to determine how many people were staying there when the fire broke out. The motel's office was destroyed and most records were lost. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Tom Spader ) NO SALES

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Officials say 10 people are unaccounted for after a fire that destroyed a motel at the Jersey shore, killing three people.

The blaze at the Mariner's Cove Motor Inn was reported at about 5:30 a.m. Friday. The two-story wood structure was engulfed by flames when firefighters arrived.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says three males died in the fire and eight people were injured. Several of the injured sustained serious burns. (AP)

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