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Firefighters injured while battling house fire

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Several firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion while battling a multialarm blaze that destroyed a northern New Jersey home.

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Clifton fire officials tell The Record that the fire was reported around 1 p.m. Tuesday, and all the residents inside the two-story home escaped safely. But the cause of three-alarm blaze has not been determined.

It was not immediately known how many firefighters were injured, and further details on their conditions were not disclosed.

Authorities say firefighters had to deal with water pressure issues while battling the blaze and had to tap a number of fire hydrants in the area.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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