Six firefighters were injured yesterday fighting a three-alarm fire in Jersey City, New Jersey, including one member who was injured falling through the roof.
The most serious injuries also included a firefighter who experienced chest pain and smoke inhalation and a captain who slipped and sprained his knee, according to a Jersey Journal report on NJ.com (http://bit.ly/14cvwKP). Three other firefighters suffered minor injuries.
Firefighters responded to the fire at 9:20 a.m. The incident quickly went to a third alarm when the flames spread from the two-story residential building in the city's Heights section and damaged three other attached buildings.
One dog was rescued from the fire, and no other injuries were reported.
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