Firefighter News: Four-Alarm Fire Strikes NJ Row Houses

Story and photos by Ron Jeffers Twenty-three residents were displaced yesterday as a four-alarm fire raced through a row of attached dwellings on Belmont Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. One firefighter received an electrical shock and one suffered chest pains at the incident. The fire was reported after 11: a.m. and 4th Battalion Chief Steve Mc Gill arrived to find heavy fire venting out of the first floor of 27 Belmont, a three-story ordinary structure. A second alarm was transmitted as fire spread up the stairwell, walls, and into the cockloft to 25 and 29 Belmont. Flames began to vent out of rear top-floor windows and firefighters were sent to the "C" side with ground lad...

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