Firefighter Hurt Battling NJ Townhouse Fire

A firefighter suffered a head injury during firefighting operations early this morning at a two-alarm townhouse fire in Mercer County, New Jersey.

A woman was able to get out of the home safely, according to an NBC10 report (http://bit.ly/YtziN5). A firefighter needed stitches to close a head wound he received during the fire in East Windsor.

The home’s location complicated efforts for crews on scene. “The location of the house, water supply, the hydrants weren’t anywhere near it, we had to stretch some extension lines… to keep the hand lines going,” said East Windsor Fire Department Chief Barry Rashkin.

Read additional details and view a video on this incident at http://bit.ly/YtziN5.

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