Five Escape House Fire in Paterson, NJ

Seven people have been displaced by the fire.

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012  |  Updated 3:35 PM EDT
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5 Escape NJ House Fire

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Authorities say three adults and two children escaped their burning northern New Jersey home early Saturday morning by jumping from the second floor. 

 
Paterson Deputy Fire Chief Mike Flemming tells the Star-Ledger of Newark that the fire started around 3:30 a.m. Family members -- two men, a woman, and two children -- began jumping out the window as firefighters arrived. One of the children was caught by two of firefighters waiting below. 
 
Flemming says all five were taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where one man was listed in serious condition. Their names were not released.
 
In all, seven people were displaced by the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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