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Jersey City Firefighters Battle Multi-Alarm House Fire

Jersey City

By: Richard L. Smith 

Firefighters in Jersey City battled a raging multi-alarm fire that broke out inside a house Saturday. 


The early morning fire happened in the 100 block of Ocean Avenue around 1 a.m. 

Crews were dispatched to the scene after they received multiple 911 calls reporting a house fire with potentially trapped residents. 

When crews arrived, they found heavy fire engulfing the three-story house. 

Fire officials on the scene struck a second, then a third alarm for manpower after flames began to extend to neighboring homes. 

Firefighters stretched about four lines to gain control of the stubborn fire, and a search of the building indicated no trapped occupants. 

Crews managed to bring the blaze under control in just over an hour, with the cause under investigation. 

One person suffered non-life-threatening burns.