JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities in Jersey City say 12 firefighters were hospitalized with respiratory problems after they responded to an explosion caused by a bug bomb.
None of the injuries is believed to be serious, and all 12 should be released by Sunday night.READ MORE: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Gabby Petito
City Fire Director Armando Roman tells The Jersey Journal that the firefighters went to a Magnolia Avenue apartment around 10:20 a.m. Sunday after receiving calls about an explosion.
No one was home at the time, so they forced their way inside and were soon overcome by fumes. The injured were taken to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.READ MORE: Public School 79 In East Harlem To Remain Closed Due To COVID-19 Cluster; Remote Learning In Place Until Sept. 28
No other injuries were reported.
Authorities say the cause of the explosion remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: NYC Restaurant Owners Sound Off On Vaccine Mandate
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