Firefighter Who Died Lost Home in Superstorm Sandy

A firefighter who died battling a blaze at the New Jersey shore lost his own home in Superstorm Sandy, and had just moved into a rebuilt home last week.

Robert Meyer was a member of Union Hose Fire Co. 1 in Union Beach.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says Meyer had left the burning building and collapsed outside of it Sunday evening.

Officials say he died of a heart attack. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Fire officials were taking photographs of electrical wiring outside the hydraulics shop that burned.
Bar owner Gigi Liaguno-Dorr says Meyer would sometimes bring flowers to people to cheer them up.
She says the town, still struggling to recover from the 2012 storm, has suffered another major loss.

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