3 firefighters injured while battling blaze that damaged home, vacant building in Jersey City


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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — Three firefighters were injured while battling a multialarm fire that roared through a vacant building in Jersey City and later spread to a nearby home.

It's not yet known what sparked the blaze on Kensington Avenue, which was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday. It was brought under control about 90 minutes later.

The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1tFxDrK) reports that two of the firefighters were being treated at a hospital for burns, while the third suffered shoulder and back injuries when he fell through a hole in the building. All three firefighters were treated at hospitals and released later Tuesday.

One person who lived in the home was displaced by the fire, but no residents were injured in the blaze.

Information from: The Jersey Journal , http://www.nj.com/jjournal

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