Nun Jumps from Convent Window Fleeing Staten Island Fire

The woman suffered back injuries but was stable

Monday, Oct 14, 2013  |  Updated 9:41 AM EDT
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Nun Jumps from Convent Window Fleeing Fire

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Authorities say a 45-year-old nun jumped from a second-floor window to escape a suspicious fire at a Staten Island convent.

The woman suffered back injuries but was stable at a hospital Saturday after the early-morning blaze. Police say they are investigating the fire as a possible bias incident. Officials say the two-alarm blaze at the St. Joseph Hill Convent started at about 5:30 a.m. and was under control about an hour later.

The FDNY said a second resident suffered minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene. Four firefighters were injured.
 
The convent is on the grounds of St. Joseph Hill Academy, a 14-acre Catholic school for kindergarten through the 12th grade.
 

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