4 firefighters injured battling blaze

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MATAWAN -

Four firefighters were hurt while battling a fire in Matawan Monday afternoon.

Matawan Mayor Joseph Altomonte says that the four firefighters were taken to the hospital for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

The fire started in a home on the 800 block of Route 34. The home and a neighboring house were evacuated as a precaution.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

The mayor says that no one else was hurt during the fire.

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