3 Firefighters Injured in 4-Alarm NJ Blaze

As crews reached the third floor of the building, a portion of the ceiling collapsed on 3 firefighters

By Jonathan Vigliotti
|  Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013  |  Updated 11:02 AM EDT
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3 Firefighters Injured in 4-Alarm NJ Blaze

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Three firefighters were injured responding to a four-alarm fire in New Jersey early Sunday morning.

The fire started in the attic of a three-story, six-family apartment building in Kearny at around 2 a.m., officials said. By the time firefighters arrived, the building's occupants had all evacuated safely.

According to authorities, as crews reached the third floor of the building, a portion of the ceiling collapsed on three firefighters. They were quickly rescued from under the rubble and taken to University and St. Barnabas hospitals with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Residents of the building were being assisted by the Red Cross.

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