Jersey City, NJ 3-alarm blaze injures 7 firefighters, reports say

JERSEY CITY — Seven firefighters were hospitalized and more than two dozen people were displaced by a three-alarm blaze on Sunday, reports said.

News 12 New Jersey reported that the fire started in Jersey City on the 600 block of Bergen Avenue at the intersection with Fairview Avenue. Someone reportedly ran to a nearby fire station to alert firefighters to the blaze.

In a video posted on social media, smoke and flames can be seen rising above the roof of a three-story mixed-use building. Another youtube video shows fire crews on the roof of the building and entering a nearby grocery store which was also damaged.

Fire Chief Steven McGill told News 12 New Jersey that seven firefighters attended the hospital. However, none of their injuries are considered life-threatening.

McGill reportedly said around 25 people had been displaced by the fire and the Red Cross was providing assistance. He added that investigators were working to find the source and cause of the fire.

“We know it started somewhere between the two buildings, most likely on the second floor,” McGill said.

A Jersey City spokesperson did not immediately return a request for additional information Sunday night.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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