2-alarm Jersey City fire on West Side Avenue displaces 14 people, no injuries reported


A two-alarm Jersey City fire on West Side Avenue early this morning displaced 14 people and no injuries were reported, an official said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Firefighters responded to an apartment blaze on the second floor of a three-story residential/commercial building on the 500th block of West Side Avenue at about 5:40 a.m. this morning, according to city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

The blaze reached two alarms before firefighters were successful in knocking it down within 30 minutes and ensuring all residents were cleared from the building without injury.

A total of 14 residents were relocated to emergency housing by the Red Cross and there were no injuries to firefighters.

Additionally, the cause of the fire remains under investigation, Wallace-Scalcione added.

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