Fire Chief Suffers Heart Attack at Jersey Shore Fire - NBC New York

Fire Chief Suffers Heart Attack at Jersey Shore Fire

Fire Chief Suffers Heart Attack Battling Shore Blaze

Fire Cheif Larry Gilman suffered a heart attack while battling a blaze in Ocean County. He's recovering in the hospital. (Published Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016)

The fire chief in a community on the Jersey Shore suffered a heart attack Saturday while his crew fought a roaring fire in a large home, authorities said.

Chief Larry Gilman collapsed as firefighters battled the blaze at the residence on Channel Drive in Mantoloking, a spokeswoman said. He was revived and taken to a local hospital, where he was said to be recovering.

Mantoloking, a borough on the Barnegat Peninsula, was the wealthiest community in New Jersey, according to the 2000 census.

The fire, fueled by high winds off Barnegat Bay, destroyed the house.  

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