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Firefighters battle a motel blaze in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on March 21, 2014. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutor: Improperly Discarded Cigarette Sparked Fatal Jersey Shore Motel Fire

A cigarette is believed to have ignited a stuffed chair in the second-floor smoking area of the 25-unit Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, according to authorities.

03/24/2014

Firefighters battle a motel blaze in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on March 21, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

4 Dead In Point Pleasant Beach Motel Blaze

Eight others were also hurt in the blaze, which broke out around 5:30 a.m. at the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach.

03/21/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: Heroin To Blame For Most Ocean County Overdoses

Officials said prescription pills go for about $20 or $25 each on the black market, but a hit of heroin is just $3 to $5.

02/06/2014

German shepherd police dog wears bulletproof vest (Credit: AP)

Police Dogs Roam N.J. High School In Search Of Illegal Drugs

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said their main goal was to send a message to students to stay away from drugs.

12/11/2013