4-alarm Downtown Jersey City fire leaves 5 people displaced, 4 firefighters injured


A four-alarm Downtown Jersey City fire has left five people displaced and four firefighters injured, though no civilian injuries were reported, an official said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The fire broke out at approximately 2:30 p.m. at 234 Montgomery St. and was deemed under control at about 4:30 p.m., according to police radio transmissions and city spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione.

The building is vacant and under construction and the blaze spread to 236 Montgomery St. as well, leaving four adults and one child from that building displaced.

Residents from the building were evacuated and PSE&G arrived on the scene to cut the power as a precautionary measure, Wallace-Scalcione noted.

The American Red Cross is assisting those residents, while four firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries due to the collapsed stairs. They were treated at a local hospital and are in stable condition.

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