64 homeless after fire damages 10 Jersey City homes

JERSEY CITY - Five firefighters have been hurt and 64 residents were left homeless after a massive fire destroyed or severely damaged at least 10 row homes Sunday morning in Jersey City.

Dozens of firefighters battled the six-alarm blaze, which was reported at around 4:20 a.m. It then took more than three hours to bring the massive fire under control.

Fire officials say the blaze apparently started in the basement of one of the two-story homes on Claremont Avenue and quickly spread.

The injuries suffered by the firefighters were not considered life-threatening. The displaced residents, including nearly two dozen children, were taken to a temporary shelter.

News 12 New Jersey spoke with some that were displaced. Timothy Levine says he doesn't think he'll be able to bring his children, a 4-year-old and an 11-year-old, back into the apartment they just moved into three weeks ago. Levine says he's not sure where he'll end up, but for now he has moved into his parents' house.Over 50 displaced in early morning Jersey City fire

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