Injured NJ firefighters released from hospital after battling 4-alarm blaze
Many of the injuries were heat related as temperatures were near 100 degrees
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The 28 firefighters taken to the hospital as a result of Friday's four-alarm fire on Boyd Avenue in Jersey City have all been treated and released, Jersey City Medical Center spokesman Mark Rabson said today.
Overall, 50 firefighters and four EMTs received medical assistance, mostly for heat exhaustion, as a result of the fire that started at 40 Boyd Ave. around noon, and then spread to two adjacent buildings.
Some 22 firefighters and four emergency medical technicians were treated at the scene for heat-related problems, Rabson said. Temperatures on Friday approached 100 degrees, and near the fire was a virtual cauldron.