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Funeral Set for Union Beach Firefighter


UNION BEACH  (AP) — Services have been scheduled to honor a Union Beach firefighter who died battling a weekend blaze  that’s still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy.

Robert Meyer
Robert Meyer (Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office)

The Union Beach Hose Company will remember Robert Meyer during a service on Friday night at the Shore Point Funeral Home on Route 35 in Hazlet from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Members of the Union Beach fire department will arrive at 7 p.m.

His funeral will be held on Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m. with a funeral procession that will start at the Union Hose firehouse

Meyer had lost his own house in Sandy and had just moved into a rebuilt home last week.

The 54-year-old volunteer firefighter died Sunday night while fighting a four-alarm fire at a commercial building. Investigators have not ruled out a broken wire in an electrical feed running into the building as the cause of the fire.

Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags at the Statehouse to fly at half-staff from Friday until June 19 in Meyer’s honor.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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