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.  

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

  • Download the App

    Available for IOS and Android

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS