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A five-alarm fire that burned through two Jersey City, NJ, homes brought down a live power line on firefighters, injuring seven of them, reports abc7ny.com.
The fire erupted between the Irving Street homes just before 3 a.m. this morning, the report notes. As crews arrived a live power line came down on their apparatus, shocking at least four firefighters and the captain.
Seven firefighters in total were taken to Jersey City Medical Center—all with non-life-threatening injuries.
The fire left 18 residents from six families homeless; the Red Cross will aid.
The cause of the fire, which started in an alley between the two homes, is under investigation.