Firefighter injured in apparent arson fire

(AP) - Morris County authorities believe a firethat forced about 20 people to flee a multifamily home and injureda firefighter was purposely set.

Morristown firefighters and police went to the residence around4:30 a.m. Sunday after several neighbors called 911, countyProsecutor Robert Bianchi said.

As residents were safely evacuated from the home's upper floors,firefighters battled flames and heavy smoke. But a portion of thehouse soon collapsed, and firefighter Dominick Prizzi was hurt whendebris knocked off his helmet and face mask.

Prizzi was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where he wastreated for smoke inhalation and other injuries. He was released ashort time later, Bianchi said.

Bianchi said the fire was being investigated as an arson, butdetails on how it started were not disclosed.

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