Jersey City Firefighters Hospitalized After Potential Hazmat Exposure

Several Jersey CIty (NJ) firefighters were hospitalized Friday after a fire at a nursing home.

The Jersey Journal ( reported that seven members were taken to the hospital as a precaution after they were exposed to potentially hazardous materials while controlling a single-alarm fire.

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The firefighters were exposed to a coolant from a damaged air conditioning unit in an office of the nursing home. They were examined and returned to duty.

The fire is believed to have begun in the window air-conditioning unit, which emitted the hazardous material. The incident displaced 25 residents to another part of the facility, none of whom were injured.

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