NJ house collapses during blaze, firefighter injured
Two firefighters were forced to jump from the second floor, landing on another
By FireRescue1 Staff
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. — A firefighter was injured while battling a massive house fire Wednesday.
Philly.com reported that the fire was reported in the three-story house at 2:30 a.m. The blaze started in the back of the multi-family home on the first floor. Four families lived there; two were home, including children, FOX29 reported. All residents got out of the home safely.
During the fire attack, two firefighters jumped from the second floor, landing on another; one firefighter suffered a minor ankle injury.
A fire hydrant issue also forced crews to use nearby hydrants down the street, according to the report.
The fire was contained; the upper floors collapsed from fire and water damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Arrival conditions for Engine 1132 and Ladder 115 in the 7400 block of Zimmerman Avenue. All hands operating with two special calls. pic.twitter.com/v80L0heTlM— Pennsauken Fire (@PennsaukenFire) April 19, 2017
BREAKING, VIDEO: Heavy smoke! Tough to breathe. pic.twitter.com/8oBe62Wa7S— Lauren Dawn Johnson (@LaurenDawnFox29) April 19, 2017
BREAKING: Looks like one of the faulty hydrants that caused some trouble to firefighters this morning. pic.twitter.com/5rQAqejG7g— Lauren Dawn Johnson (@LaurenDawnFox29) April 19, 2017