Elizabeth, N.J. – Between nine and 12 families are without a home following a five-alarm fire in Elizabeth Tuesday night, authorities said.
The fire, which started about 8:30 p.m. and is of undetermined origin, destroyed two 2.5-story homes and heavily damaged a 3-story house at the corner of Fairmount and Monroe avenues, fire officials said. One other home sustained relatively minor damage.
Two firefighters with minor sprains and two residents suffering from smoke inhalation were taken to Trinitas Hospital. The firefighters were released, Deputy Chief Donald Peterson said. The conditions of the civilians was not immediately known.
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