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Firefighting News: Jersey City (NJ) Firefighters Battle Multi-Alarm Structure Fire with Extension

Article and photos by Ron Jeffers As Jersey City (NJ) firefighters answered Box 423 shortly after midnight on March 28th, they were greeted with heavy smoke rolling out of the front door of a produce store at 333 Central Avenue. Above the store of the three-story wood-frame structure, all openings were covered on the "A" side and at the top the original name of the building was visible through the smoke with a date of 1895. All store fronts in this area were protected by roll-down security gates, making quick access difficult. Third Battalion Chief Robert Daly struck a second-alarm upon his arrival. Once forcible entry was accomplished, firefighters made a valiant effort advanci...

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