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.