3 firefighters hurt while battling Jersey City house fires

Three firefighters were injured while battling a blaze that damaged two homes in Jersey City.

Three firefighters were injured while battling a blaze that damaged two homes in Jersey City. (2/15/16)

JERSEY CITY - Three firefighters were injured while battling a blaze that damaged two homes in Jersey City.

Fire officials say the fire was reported shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sunday. It apparently started in a back room on the first floor of a Marion Place home and soon spread to a neighboring residence.

Roughly 75 firefighters fought the blaze. Their efforts were hampered by bitter cold temperatures and subzero wind chills that created icy conditions on streets and froze water as it came out of the hoses.

Authorities say one firefighter suffered an injured foot, while two others suffered head and neck injuries after something fell on them. All three were treated at hospitals.

Ten people were displaced in the fire and were being assisted by the American Red Cross.

None of the residents were hurt in the fires.

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