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N.J. firefighters rescue person trapped in basement during house fire

5 people were injured, 3 critically, during a house fire in Pennsauken


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By Jeff Goldman

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. — Five people were injured, including three critically, in a house fire in Pennsauken early Monday, authorities said.

One person was trapped in the basement and another had jumped from a second-floor window when the fire on the 2900 block of Finlaw Avenue was called in at about 5 a.m., the Pennsauken Fire Department said.

Firefighters rescued the person from the basement as crews battled heavy flames on the first and second floors of the Camden County house, officials said.

A photo provided by the fire department shows the charred, heavily damaged home after firefighters knocked down the blaze.

In addition to the three people critically injured in the fire, two other victims were in stable condition at an area hospital, officials said.

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation.

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