52 Residents Displaced After Massive 10-Home Jersey City Fire

April 8, 2012 12:00 AM

52 Residents Displaced After Massive 10-Home Jersey City Fire
" JERSEY CITY, NJ (CBSNewYork/AP) – Five firefighters have been hurt and 52 residents were displaced after a massive fire destroyed or severely damaged at least 10 row homes in Jersey City.

Dozens of firefighters battled the six-alarm blaze, which was reported around 4:20 a.m. Sunday. It then took more than three hours to bring the massive fire under control, and it continued to burn early Sunday afternoon.

Flames spread viciously through a group of two-story, two-family row houses. Two of the buildings collapsed, and a temporary shelter was opened for those affected. Nearly two dozen of the displaced victims are children.

“There’s nothing to indicate any natural reason for a fire to occur, and so our fire folks have a suspicion that there could have been other causes,”¬† said¬†Larry Ragonese, the press director of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection "

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