Jersey City residents try to reclaim belongings after 5-alarm fire

Several Jersey City families are attempting to sort through their belongings following a large fire. The blaze damaged several buildings on Fairmount and Monticello avenues. Investigators say the fire

News 12 Staff

Feb 21, 2012, 4:40 AM

Updated 4,479 days ago

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Jersey City residents try to reclaim belongings after 5-alarm fire
Several Jersey City families are attempting to sort through their belongings following a large fire.
The blaze damaged several buildings on Fairmount and Monticello avenues. Investigators say the fire may have been caused by a faulty dryer at a Laundromat.
Authorities say no one was seriously injured but the fire destroyed several businesses and left at least six families homeless. Nine firefighters were injured while battling the blaze.
Officials say a firefighter was on a roof overhanging a ground floor business when he was knocked to the ground by roofing material he and other firefighters were removing.
The firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment. Eight other firefighters were also taken to a hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion.


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