24 Firefighters Injured Battling Jersey City Blaze
JERSEY CITY (CBSNewYork/AP) — A four-alarm fire tore through at least two buildings in Jersey City amid a sweltering heat wave Friday.
The blaze burned at Boyd Avenue near John F. Kennedy Boulevard. At least 24 firefighters were injured fighting the fire. One suffered a sprained ankle; all others suffered heat-related injuries, officials said.
The fire appeared to have completely torn through the roof of the small apartment building.
The fire apparently extended to a neighboring brick building, causing extensive roof damage there as well.
“It was black smoke, a boom and the house just went up again,” neighbor Trina Bullock said.
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