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Seven firefighters injured, 15 displaced in Union City fire

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UNION CITY, N.J. — A fast-moving fire injured seven firefighters and displaced more than a dozen people in Union City on Sunday.

The fire broke out Sunday evening in a row of houses on 10th Street in Union City. It quickly escalated to five alarms, spreading to three neighboring buildings.

Fifteen fire trucks from North Hudson and Jersey City responded to the call.

Two firefighters from Jersey City were hurt when a stairwell collapsed. One of the firefighters was seen being removed from the home on a stretcher.

They were taken to a nearby hospital for back injuries. The other officers were treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

Fifteen people from several families have been displaced.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Red Cross has a shelter open for residents who have been displaced by the fire. The shelter is located at the Jose Marti Freshman Academy at 1800 Summit Ave. in Union City. Emergency assistance will be there on site.