Three firefighters were injured in a four-alarm fire that damaged three homes in Passaic, New Jersey. As many as 25 people were displaced by the fire, according to a report on northjersey.com (http://bit.ly/RFKmHz).
One of the firefighters jumped from a second-story window when the fire flashed up at him as he tried to find a person reportedly trapped on the second floor of the home at 216 Central Avenue.
Three other firefighters became trapped inside and were only able to crawl out of a second-story window when another firefighter outside realized they could not get out and maneuvered a fire truck ladder to the window.
One of the three men fell to the ground and passed out after the rescue, suffering from smoke inhalation. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with another of the three who were rescued and the firefighter who jumped.
The two rescued firefighters were expected to be released later Friday morning. The condition of the firefighter who jumped was not immediately clear, but the report said he was alert while being transported to an ambulance.
Read more about this incident and see a photo from the scene at http://bit.ly/RFKmHz.