Toddler burned in Irving Street fire

JERSEY CITY — Eight people were displaced and one toddler suffered burns to the elbow in a 4 a.m. fire at 33 Irving St. on Feb. 18.
Jennifer Morrill, spokesperson for Jersey City said, there was heavy fire on first and second floor extending to 31 and 35 Irving, when firefighters arrived. This resulted in a second and third alarm being called
All occupants of 33 Irving were able to escape the fire successfully, however one toddler suffered burns to the elbow and was taken to the JCMC. The other adults went to the JCMC for evaluation.
One firefighter was temporarily stuck in the fire building when his foot fell through the floor, temporarily trapping him, but other firefighters quickly located and rescued him after he called a “May Day.”
The fire was brought under control sometime after 5 a.m. There was extensive damage to 33 Irving, heavy damage on the second to 31 Irving and minor exterior damage to 35 Irving.
There were eight people displaced and the cause is under investigation.

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