Five injured after fire tears through row of houses in Jersey City

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Five people, including a 7-month-old infant, were injured after fire ripped through a row of houses in Jersey City early Thursday morning, Jersey City Fire Department confirmed.

Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at 33 Irving St. at 4:06 a.m., officials said. When they arrived on the scene, the flames had spread to two neighboring houses.

All residents were evacuated from the homes on the block.

A 7-month-old baby suffered a burn to the arm. Another man and woman suffered burns to the face, Jersey City Fire chief said.

A firefighter was rescued after he called "mayday" from inside the building. No word on his condition.

The fire was taken under control at 5:19 a.m.

Firefighters are still at the scene looking for possible hot spots.