Mother, 2 children jump to flee Lodi house fire
LODI, N.J. (AP) -- A woman and her two teenage children jumped about eight feet off a roof and over a fence after a balloon sparked a fire in their Lodi home.
Norma Ramos had taken out the garbage when she closed the door and heard an explosion Thursday.
PSE&G spokeswoman Annette Hicks tells the newspaper the wires broke because a balloon got caught in them.
The three who escaped and a family of four living below them have been displaced.
No one was injured.
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