Five firefighters were injured and about two dozen people displaced in a three-alarm fire Friday at a townhouse development in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Mayor Michael Gonnelli, a former chief of the fire department, told The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1dhn4T2) that the fire was difficult, “taking off” once it had gotten into the walls and ceilings of the structure.
The five injured firefighters were taken to an area hospital; by Saturday afternoon, three had been released but two were still being treated for heat-related injuries.
Firefighters from the municipalities of Rutherford, Wallington, Lyndhurst, East Rutherford, and Carlstadt also helped put out the fire, which was reported around 5:45 p.m. and was brought under control around 7:15 p.m.
For more details on the incident, go to http://bit.ly/1dhn4T2.