Funeral set for Union Beach firefighter 

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Flags at the New Jersey Statehouse are flying at half-staff in honor of a volunteer firefighter who died battling a blaze in a Jersey shore town that’s still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Chris Christie ordered the flags lowered in memory of Robert Meyer.

The Union Beach Fire Department will honor Meyer during a service on Friday night. He’ll be buried with full honors on Saturday.

The 54-year-old collapsed and died Sunday night while fighting a four-alarm fire at a commercial building. The cause of the fire might be electrical.

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


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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.