Nun Jumps from Convent Window Fleeing Staten Island Fire

The woman suffered back injuries but was stable

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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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