According to the authorities, there was an elderly citizen that was murdered because of a massive fire. The firefighters who responded to the incident were also hurt. The said fire surrounded the apartment buildings in Jersey City.
It has been also stated by the Fire Chief Darren Rivers that the elderly resident Walter Highsmith died last Monday. The 80-year-old lived in a first-floor apartment of one of the two apartment buildings, according to Spokesman Stan Eason.
Darren Rivers detailed that one of the firefighters who responded fell three stories from a ladder and he is now hospitalized in a serious manner but in a stable condition. Stan Eason also stated that the injured firefighter committed broken bones and possibly the firefighter’s lung collapsed. On the other hand, the other three firefighters were not hurt seriously.
The Monday’s blaze broke out in the afternoon. Each of the apartment buildings has six apartments.
Darren Rivers said that the reason behind the fire is still under investigation.
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