Seven N.J. Firefighters Hurt in Fatal Four-Alarm Blaze

An elderly woman was killed and seven Jersey City firefighters were injured in a four-alarm house fire early Sunday morning, according to The Jersey Journal.

Crews responded to the call 153 Glenwood Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. for a fire at the two-story home that spread to three other buildings.

Firefighters found 81-year-old Elsa Ewida inside near the front door, but attempts to revive her were unsuccessful, Fire Director Armando Roman told the newspaper.

Seven firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling the blaze and were transported to Jersey City Medical center where they were treated and released.

The blaze displaced several families in the neighboring homes that were affected.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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