Man critically injured, baby resuscitated after being pulled from fire

Gallery: Fire on Grant Avenue in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY – Firefighters are battling a devastating blaze on Grant Avenue tonight.

The four-alarm fire at 21 Grant Ave. critically injured one man and an infant needed to be resuscitated by first responders, Fire Chief Steven McGill said at the scene.

Firefighters arrived at the blaze at about 7 p.m. and more than an hour later the blaze was still not under control. The entire block was covered in smoke, making it difficult to breathe.

McGill said the male victim — whose injuries are considered life-threatening — was pulled from the basement of the three-story building, where the fire is believed to have started.

An infant was not breathing when first responders arrived at the scene. The baby was brought inside a nearby home and was resuscitated. The infant is expected to survive, McGill said.

A third victim was taken to the hospital after he suffered a cut on his hand trying to escape the blaze from the building’s fire escape.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Source: The Jersey Journal, “Man critically injured, baby resuscitated after being pulled from fire” by Caitlin Mota

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