Breaking: Building Floor Partly Collapses In Barnegat Light, NJ During Wedding With 200 People

September 17, 2022

BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ (OCEAN)–Around 7:36 p.m. multiple Police, Fire and Rescue Units responded to 404 Broadway for a “building collapse” with around 200 people on the second floor during a wedding. Upon arrival it was determined that 200 people needed evacuation from the building and the floor was caving in but not fully collapsed.

Barnegat Light First Aid Squad reported “Squad 12 along with multiple other agencies are on scene of a reported building collapse in the 4th street area of Barnegat Light. As of now there are fortunately no reported injuries and firefighters are working to secure the building’s structure at this time.”

A Fire Marshal and Building Inspector were requested to the scene.

From Barnegat Light Volunteer Fire Company #1: “As many of you already know, we were dispatched to Daymark last night for reports of a collapse of the second floor. The floor did not collapse, but caved in resulting in the structure being unsafe for the meantime. The DJ did an excellent job of announcing to all patrons to safely exit the building after hearing the rumble noise. Great job by Incident command of both fire (1300) and EMS (120). There were no injuries. Thank you to all assisting agency’s. Barnegat Light First Aid Squad, Squads 49, 14, 38, Medics 1303, EMS Coordinator, Fire Marshall’s, LBTPD and anyone else we may have missed. Also, congratulations to the bride and groom!”

Further details to follow.

Photos by: David Costain

The scene tonight in Barnegat Light at the Daymark Bar and Restaurant

Barnegat Light Volunteer Fire Company #1 Photos