UNION BEACH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Firefighters in Union Beach are mourning the loss of one of their own who died while battling a four-alarm fire Sunday evening.
The fire broke out around 6 p.m. at a commercial building on Union Avenue that housed a hydraulics company.
Volunteer firefighter Robert “Hawk” Meyer, 54, collapsed while battling the blaze. He was taken to Bayshore Community Hospital where he later died.
The Monmouth County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Meyer died from cardiac arrest, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.