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Firefighters Battle Multi-Alarm Building Fire in Jersey City

Jersey City

By: Richard L. Smith

Firefighters in some Hudson County municipalities joined Jersey City Firefighters in battling a ferocious fire that erupted inside a residential building late Thursday night. 

Heavy fire and intense flames tore through a three-story building in the single-digit block of Sherman Place around 10:45 p.m. 


Firefighters arrived at the scene and found fire ripping  through the back of the building, with flames extending and spreading throughout. 

Fire officials at the scene struck a second and third alarm for manpower after crews battled a fire that spread to neighboring homes. 

According to preliminary reports, several residents and at least three police officers  suffered non-life-threatening injuries due to exposure and are expected to recover. 

Firefighters controlled the blaze in about two hours, with the cause under investigation.