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Update: Firefighters Injured in Keyport Building Fire


An afternoon fire sent as many as six firefighters to the hospital after the stubborn fire destroyed as many as three structures.

Fire crews responded to fire in a commercial building located at 43 W. Front Street Friday sometime around 4 p.m.

As firefighters battled the blaze a wall reportedly collapsed, trapping firefighters. According to initial reports, at least two firefighters were rescued and rushed to Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Four other firefighter were also treated at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, but its unclear if all were hurt in the collapse.

The buildings destroyed by the fire have displaced as many as five businesses and at least one apartment, according to officials.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the prosecutor's office and Keyport fire bureau.

Photo: Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office