JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A fast-moving fire injured over a dozen firefighters in Jersey City Sunday.

Flames could be seen shooting through the roof of a two-story building at the corner of Monticello and Fairmount Avenues.

Investigators say the fire started inside a ground-floor laundromat and quickly spread to the apartments above and nearby building.

Firefighters had to climb on the first floor ledge to fight the flames.

One woman who was working inside the laundromat noticed the flames and hustled everyone out while calling 911.

Seventeen firefighters had to be treated for minor injuries.

The Red Cross is helping 19 displaced families.

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  1. Kleetis Slywage says:

    When informed of the seriousness of the fire, Gov. Fatso immediately dispatched an aide to go to the scene [via NJSP Helicopter] to ascertain whether any fast food joints, doughnut shops or ice cream parlors were damaged. When informed that none were but that many firefighters were injured he responded by consuming two large everything pizzas and a thick shake and commenting that it burns his butt that public sector employees still have a pension plan and health benefits ….

  2. Bullett says:

    Investigators say the fire started inside a ground-floor laundromat. No doubt from a lint infested vent. I have money on this one. No serious injures, no loss of life, so let’s be thankful.

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