PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Three firefighters were injured
in a fire that damaged three homes in Passaic early Friday.
One fireman was hospitalized complaining of back pain after he jumped from a
second-story window when the flames flashed over.
The others sustained smoke inhalation crawling from the four-alarm blaze on
Central Avenue after they became trapped.
Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost tells The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/QMXcCi ) it appears the fire began
in the basement and reached the attic before anyone noticed.
As many as 25 people were displaced.
The cause is under investigation.