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Structural Firefighting: NJ Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Fire in Extreme Heat

07/20/2013
Article and photos by Ron Jeffers More than 50 firefighters were felled by heat exhaustion and other injuries when they battled a four-alarm fire in 100-degree humid weather on Boyd Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey, on the afternoon of July 19th. Sources say the fire may have started in an illegal basement apartment in the two-family wood-frame structure.  Arriving units encountered heavy smoke in the basement and first-floor areas. Additional alarms were transmitted by Deputy Chief Kevin Stewart as fire extended up walls, and due to the weather. When firefighters reported that there was heavy fire racing through the cockloft, all members were ordered off of the roof and to eva...

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