4-Alarm Fire in Jersey City Displaces 23 People | NBC New York

4-Alarm Fire in Jersey City Displaces 23 People

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    At least 10 families have been displaced from their homes after fire spread through a row of houses in Jersey City. Tracie Strahan reports. (Published Thursday, March 28, 2013)

    Ten families were displaced and seven buildings were damaged after a fire raged through several buildings in Jersey City Wednesday.

    The four-alarm fire erupted at a building on Belmont Avenue near Crescent Avenue in the early afternoon, and was under control by about 3 p.m. 

    The Red Cross said 23 people were displaced.

    Officials said one firefighter was "buzzed" by an electrical outlet and a fire captain suffered chest pains and was taken to the hospital. No other injuries were reported.
    A gas can outside the building was taken and is being analyzed to determine whether gas was used as an accelerant.

     

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