JERSEY CITY -- Residents of two buildings in Jersey City Heights are without a home after a fire Monday caused severe damage to their residences.
According to Provisional Fire Chief Darren Rivers, the three-alarm fire at 83 and 83A Bleecker St. started around 1:20 p.m. and was brought under control at 2:50 p.m. Rivers said five firemen - Fire Capts. John Ruddy, Martin Corcoran,and Mark Ciaston and Firefighters Ronald Tredo and Jeremiah S. Healy - were taken to Jersey City Medical Center to be treated for heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation.
Rivers commended all the firefighters on the scene, saying they did "an exceptional job."
Rivers said the buildings suffered fire and water damage that makes them unlivable. He said the fire is still under investigation. - RK