A Jersey City fire that left a 50-year-old man in stable but critical condition is being investigated for possible arson, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Yesterday at approximately 12:11 p.m., the Jersey City Fire Department received reports of smoke at 309 10th St.. Upon arrival, responding members of the JCFD located a fire in a single-family residence at that location, Suarez said in a statement.
Upon entry, the first responders found an unresponsive man in the residence that the fire was contained to. The victim, a 50-year-old Jersey City resident, was transported to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services.
He was subsequently transported to the Burn Unit at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston for further treatment. He is currently in critical but stable condition.
The initial probe by the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force has determined that the fire does not appear suspicious at this time, however, the origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation.
The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Fire Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 201- 915-1345 or to leave a tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.