Saturday, February 20, 2021 1:13 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fire in New Jersey forced one resident to jump from a window to safety and left a firefighter injured and four families displaced. The Newark Department of Public Safety said crews were called to the scene shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday and found a three-story wood-frame residential building in flames. The blaze, which began on the first floor, spread to all three floors and then to three other residences, one of which had major damage. One person was taken to University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after jumping from a rear upper window. A firefighter was treated at the scene for a face laceration.