JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three firefighters were injured Tuesday while battling an extra-alarm fire that roared through a vacant building in Jersey City and later spread to a nearby home.

It was not known late Tuesday 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 reported 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.

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